Graduate-level seminars in Biological Oceanography
offer opportunities to participate in lectures, discussions, and
research projects on topics of special interest.
Seminar offerings vary each quarter. The list at
right describes the seminars to be offered in Spring 2010.
See descriptions of past seminar offerengs
. Contact individual professors or the Oceanography main office
to inquire about future seminars.
- OCEAN 539 A
Current Theory and Research
This is the weekly Biological Oceanography lunchtime seminar.
Meeting Times: Tuesday 11:30-12:30. 1 credit.
Organiser: John Baross
- OCEAN 539 B, SLN 15675
Modeling Populations in the Ocean
Meeting times: Monday 2:00-3:50, Friday 1:30-2:20. 3 credits.
Instructor: Danny Grünbaum, email@example.com, 1-6594
Synopsis: This course will introduce oceanographers and ecologists to the mathematical concepts and modeling methods most central to posing and answering quantitative questions about biological processes in marine environments. The course will will consist of lectures, literature readings and computer lab exercises that familiarize students with theoretical background and modeling software (Matlab, Maple, FreeMat, FiPy) relevant to population dynamics, population structure, physical biology and other subject areas tailored to the interests of class participants.
This course is open to graduate students, and advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor.
Prerequisites: Calculus. Prior programming experience or mathematical training beyond calculus is not required. Determination and a high level of interactivity with the instructor and with other students will be expected.