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4/1/17Marine Biology @ URI:A Sea of Opportuni esDr. Jacqueline WebbDirector, URI Marine ProgramJacqueline webb@uri.eduweb.uri.edu/marbioPortrait of a Freshman ClassURI Marine Biology Websitewww.web.uri.edu/marbio Informa(on for Prospec(ve StudentsKudos and Congratula(onsMarine Biology Lecture SeriesMarine Biology FacultyUndergraduate Study in Marine BiologyStudy Abroad Opportuni(esResearch Opportuni(es & InternshipsMarine Field CoursesMarine Biology Student AwardsScholarships for UndergraduatesOutreach Ac(vi(esMarine Biology AlumniURI Diving ProgramNa onally Compe ve ScholarshipsClass of 2015 (n 98, out of 106)82% from out-of-state12-15 states/year, incl. CA, FL, WI, AZ, TX - [URI 60% out-of-state]And - Europe, India, China76% came to URI specifically for the Marine Biology major64% took marine or environment-related courses in HS24% par cipated in marine or environment-related extracurricular ac vi es46% entered with some sort of AP credit (17% w/AP Biology credit)16% in the Honors Program16% are Scholar-Athletes NOAA Hollings Scholarships - 20 since 2009– 2017 - 4 finalists Goldwater Scholarships – 2 Fulbright Scholarship - 1 Several NSF Graduate Research Fellowships76% had travelled outside of the US ( 59 different countries/islands)34% already had their basic SCUBA cer fica on46% had visited a coral reefMarine Biology Faculty 30 Marine Biologists in CELS and GSO 7 new faculty hires in Marine Biology in past two years:–––––Marine Animal Physiology (CELS)Evolu on of Marine Popula ons (CELS)Biogeochemistry (GSO)Phytoplankton Ecology (GSO)Hydrothermal Vents and Methane Seeps (GSO) First George and Barbara Young Chair in Biologyawarded to a Marine Biology faculty member In 2015, Marine Biology faculty in CELS received 5million in federal research grants– NSF, NIH, Rhode Island Sea GrantThe BS Marine Biology DegreeDepartment of Biological Sciences,College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) Introductory Biology with Lab ( AP Bio) Two years of Chemistry (incl. Organic Chemistry andBiochemistry) One year of Calculus/Sta s cs One year of Physics with Lab Founda on: One semester of Marine Biology One semester of Oceanography1

4/1/17The BS Marine Biology Degree Biology/Marine Biology CoursesCore Courses Breadth Sub-disciplines of BiologyMarine Biology Elec ves Depth lecture/lab field courses (on shore/at sea)– J-term– Spring Break– Summer Research credits– CELS – Kingston Campus– GSO – Narraganser Bay CampusMarine Biology Courses (2016-2017)Fall Marine Biology (L) Marine Environ. Physiology (L) Invertebrate Zoology (L) Ecology of Marine Plants (L) Salt Marsh Ecology (L) Deep Sea Biology Seminar on Marine Mammals Biological Oceanography (L) Fisheries Science Fish PhysiologyJ-Term Coral Reef Conserva on andAnalysis (Bonaire)Spring Marine Biology (L) Marine EnvironmentalPhysiology (L) Invertebrate Zoology (L) The Invisible Living Ocean Bermuda MarineBiodiversity (L, Spring Break) Biology of Algae (L) Evolu on & Diversity ofFishes (L) Marine Ecology (L) Marine Bioacous cs Marine Pollu onL laboratory included in courseFor an Interdisciplinary Perspec ve –Double Majors or Minors in: Marine AffairsGeology and Geological OceanographyWildlife and Conserva on BiologyEnvironmental Science and ManagementEnvironmental Economics and ManagementOceanography (minor only)Marine Archaeology (minor only)URI Diving Safety ProgramDiving Educa on and Training- SCUBA Cer fica on- Advanced Cer fica ons- Dive Master & InstructorSupervision of:- Diving Facili es- Diving Opera onsAnya Hanson – URI Diving Safety OfficerAlexandra Moen – Assistant Safety Office, Lecturer5th Year Master of OceanographyAcceptance to the Graduate School of Oceanography prior tocomple on of BS (e.g., in Marine Biology) – senior year 60 credits completed 3.2 GPA and at B in prerequisite courses-- Biology, Chemistry, Physics, CalculusChoose one track: General Oceanography Fisheries Coastal Systems Ocean Technology and DataThe “Out of Classroom” Experience Field Work in Marine Biology Courses - Fall, Spring Research Opportuni(es at URI and elsewhere– 30 marine biology faculty in CELS & GSO ( other marine scien sts)– Programs: Coastal and Environmental Fellows, EPSCOR SURF, etc.– Na onal Science Founda on-REU’s, Na onal Oceanic andAtmospheric Administra on Hollings Internships Study Abroad and Na(onal Student Exchange – e.g., SEA Semester,Bermuda Ins tute of Ocean Sciences, James Cook University, U. Hawaii Field Courses – Summer, J-term, Spring Break– Locally and globally, ashore and aboard ship– Other ins tu ons – Shoals Marine Laboratory, Friday Harbor Labs Internships (educa on, outreach, explora on) –NGO’s, Explora onTrust, NE Aquarium, Mys c Aquarium, etc.Rhode Island, all US coasts, Georges Bank, Gulf of California, Carribean,Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia/New Zealand, AntarcGca2

4/1/17Bio 360 – Marine Biology (sophomores) A month of field labs:––––Field Work inLocal HabitatsSalt Marsh EcologyRocky Inter dal EcologyMys c AquariumNarraganser Bay Trawl - Cap’n BertRhode Island Endeavor ProgramPelagic EcologyDr. Brad Seibel (CELS) - August 2014State/University partnership toenhance use of R/V Endeavor inresearch and educa on One week - classroom/lab zooplankton and micronekton diel ver cal migra on depth zona on bioluminescence biogeochemical cycles One week cruise (R/V Endeavor): Midwater trawls - Tucker Trawl, 3 m-square mouth Bluewater SCUBA diving CTD deployment - depth profiles of light, temperature,oxygen, salinity Seawater chemistry, primary produc vity measurement3

4/1/17Life Aboard ShipWorking In the LabWorking on DeckCollec ng Organisms - Tucker TrawlUp-Close and PersonalDiversity of Pelagic OrganismsPortugueseMan O’War4

4/1/17Course OutcomesReal “Hands-On” Learning BIODIVERSITY: Trawls to depths of 1800 meters Species from nearly every phylum, manyof which are rarely seen andundescribed. Collected data and specimens in support ofseveral research programsGonostomaSea Going OceanographyDr. Susanne Menden-Deuer (GSO)Spring Semester/Spring Break 2015 Pre-cruise organizational meetings duringsemester 1 week research cruise, students filledavailable berths– Followed offshore-onshore transect physical, biological, chemical andgeological measurements Goal - REAL OceanographyNRS 475 - Coral Reef Conservationand AnalysisStudents learned about:- the importance of chemical andphysical properties for oceanicecosystems- principle factors driving theoceanic ecosystem- the influence of the ocean onhumans and visa versaProject: Impact of Lionfish InvasionDr. Graham Forrester (NRS/CELS)J-term in Bonairehrp://www.earth mes.orgAND: Effec veness of MarineProtected Areas Causes of Long-Term ReefDeclines5

4/1/17SEA SemesterAFS 433 - Scientific DivingAnya Watson, DSOSpring Semester/Spring Break in Bonaire (2014, 2015)SEA Educa on Associa on“Environmental Studies in Woods Hole and at Sea”Programs, two ships, two oceans: Ocean Explora onThe Global OceanOceans and ClimateSustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and EcosystemsColoniza on to Conserva on in the CaribbeanMarine Biodiversity and Conserva onTransatlan c CrossingProtec ng the Phoenix IslandsHistoric Seaports of Western Europe4-12 weeks, Fall, Spring, Summer3-18 creditswww.sea.eduwww.sea.eduCredits: SEA, Ryan WalshBermuda Ins tute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)Fall Semester (junior or senior year) Tropical Marine InvertebratesCoral Reef EcologyScien fic Diving (AAUS)Independent ResearchIndependent Research Projects- mentored by BIOS faculty- in the field and in the labwww.bios.edu6

4/1/17Research Cruise: Krill Ecology in the Antarc cWorld’s Best Reason to Skip Gradua onRVIB Nathaniel B. PalmerMichelle and Ian were bothawarded a “Bachelor of AntarcGcScience with a Minor in KrillBiology” with diplomas signed bythe Captain of R/V Palmer.Students Present their Research at Local, Na onal andInterna onal Scien fic ConferencesB. Seibel A Sea of Opportuni es Tradi onal Courses (Classroom and Lab/Field) Independent Research – at URI, around the US Study Abroad – SEA Semester, Bermuda,Australia, and elsewhere Internships – locally, na onally, globally Field Courses – local, global; on shore, at sea Research Cruises – Atlan c, Pacific, Antarc caWhere are they now?NOAA CorpsSDSU/UCDU. AlaskaU. Hawaii7

4/1/17Alumni in Graduate School URI (16, CELS & GSO)Cal State - Northridge (3)Cal State - Long BeachCentral Connec cut StateUniversityCollege of Charleston (2)College of the Atlan cCornell UniversityDelaware State UniversityFlorida State UniversityGeorgetown UniversityJames Cook UniversityNorth Carolina State Univ.Northeastern UniversityNova Southeastern Univ. (3)Old Dominion UniversityPenn State Univ.Purdue UniversityRoger Williams Law School Alumni in Marine Science Outreach& Informal Educa on(as of June 30, 2015) University of New England (2)San Diego State/UC Davis University of New HampshireScripps/UCSD University of South CarolinaStony Brook University University of South FloridaTexas A & M (3) University of Virgin IslandsTu s Univ. Vet. School (2) Walla Walla UniversityUMass Dartmouth (2) Wesleyan UniversityUniv. Pennsylvania Vet.School Western WashingtonUniversity of AlaskaUniversityUniv. California - BerkeleyUniversity of Cape TownClasses of 2004-2015:University of Connec cut73 students - 57 students atUniversity of Florida45 different schools 16University of Hawaii (2)students at URI (GSO orUniversity of Maine (2)CELS; almost all for MS)Univ. Maryland-E. ShoreUniv. Massachusers - BostonUniversity of MiamiUniversity of Michigan Soundwatch Program, Friday Harbor (2)New Logic Marine Science Camp (NJ)Seacamp and Newfound Harbor MarineIns tute, Big Pine Key, FL (2)Save The Bay (5)Americorps & OSEEC (Ocean StateEnvironmental Educa on Collabora ve)Pow!Science! LLCMassachusers’ Audubon SocietyUS Fish and Wildlife ServiceLirle St. Simons Island, GeorgiaPirsburgh Zoo & PPG AquariumCatalina Island Marine Ins tute (2)Camp Emerald Bay, Catalina Island, CASeaWorld Orlando (2)Camp SeeweeSeaQuest Program at Camp FullerNaturalist Whale Watching, Alaska (4) Project OceanologyConnec cut Science CenterGreen Street Arts Center (Director, CT)Sea Educa on Associa onCIEE – BonaireBermuda Ins tute for Ocean SciencesChicopee High School in Chicopee, MAMys c AquariumSeacoast Science Center, NHNew England Aquarium (4)Buronwood Park ZooRI Lobstermen’s Associa on (Director)GSO Office of Marine Programs at URIShoals Marine Laboratory (Assist. Dir.)Classes of 2001-2015web.uri.edu/marbioJacqueline webb@uri.eduPhoto credits: Graham Forrester, Brad Seibel, Ted Durbin, Bethany Jenkins, Anya Hanson, WHOI, SusanneMenden-Deuer, Karen Wishner, Niels Viggo-Hobbs, SEA, Ryan Walsh, Marine Biology Program studentsPortrait of Marine Biology GraduatesA Happy Crew8

4/1/17Public OutreachAmerica’s Cup Event9

– GSO – Narraganse Bay Campus The BS Marine Biology Degree Marine Biology Courses (2016-2017) Fall . Trust, NE Aquarium, Mysc Aquarium, etc. . Rhode Island, all US coasts, Georges Bank, Gulf of California, Carribean, Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Antarcca 4/1

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