2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Advanced Research in Environmental Studies with E. Thuesen

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Faculty
Erik Thuesen biology, marine science
Fields of Study
marine science and zoology
Preparatory for studies or careers in
marine science.
Description
Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills—all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Erik Thuesen conducts research on the ecological physiology of marine animals. He and his students are currently investigating the physiological, behavioral and biochemical adaptations of gelatinous zooplankton to environmental stress and climate change. Other research is focused on the biodiversity of marine zooplankton. Students working in his lab typically have backgrounds in different aspects of marine science, ecology, physiology and biochemistry.

Location
Olympia
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Day