Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory

Course Dates

July 17, 2017 to July 31, 2017


None. This course is limited to 15 students who are either: a) matriculated students at Cornell, UNH or at any 4-year college or university; or b) incoming freshmen who will arrive at Cornell or UNH in fall 2016.

Equivalent Note

Cornell students: this course is equivalent to BioG 1500.

Cornell students, this course fulfills the following requirements (equivalent to BioG 1500):

Course Description

Field and lab intensive marine-based introduction to the scientific method and experimental biology. Students do research under the guidance of instructors. The course is structured around two research projects that explore how marine organisms are adapted to the physical and biotic factors in their environment.

Special note:  Students can combine this course with SML's Research in Biology course as part in the Shoals Research Apprenticeship program. Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory is a required pre-requistite for Research in Biology. Students in the apprenticeship program will carry out their own individual research project with guidance and resources from SML. Learn more:

Shoals Research Apprenticeship


Dr. Douglas Fudge:

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Dr. Denny Taylor:

Professor, Hiram College


Students on board the R/V John M. Kingsbury (photo by Jan Factor).

Students on board the R/V John M. Kingsbury (photo by Jan Factor).



Course Numbers

Cornell: BIOSM 1500 (3 Credits)
UNH: MEFB 403 (4 Credits)