Research in Biology

Course Dates

July 31, 2017 to August 14, 2017


Students enrolling in Research in Biology must complete Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory (BIOSM 1500/MEFB 403) in the same summer season.

Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory is two weeks long, July 17-31, 2017. Research in Biology takes place immediately following.

Course Description

Photo of students in the field at the water's edge

This two-week course is restricted to students in the SML Research Apprenticeship. This course will enable students to explore topics of interest, prepare for advanced work in their field, and develop a close academic and professional relationship with marine sciences. Taken right after Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory (IMBL), this course allows students with little to no previous research experience to work with a mentor to carry out their very own independent research project.  Students research proposal will be developed in IMBL and the field work, data analysis, interpretation, and presentation will carried out in this course. Students will receive daily lectures and guidance on the scientific research process. Apprentices will participate in the SML Biological Research Symposium (August 8th). 


Andrew M. Swafford:

PhD Candidate, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, U of California, Santa Barbara
Winner of the 2015-16 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award



Course Numbers

Cornell: BIOSM 4990 (3 Credits)
UNH: MEFB 751 (4 Credits)