Spring semester:  March 19 – May 10, 2013;         2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, T, Th

ZOOL 476/575 Fisheries Techniques. (3) This course exposes students to standard methods and techniques used by professional fisheries biologists including basic fish collection techniques, field and laboratory methods in fisheries, techniques for data analysis, interpretation of data, and native fish identification.  Prerequisites:  BOT 200, ZOOL 200, and either an ecology course or permission of the instructor.  Professor:  Jim Lamer


First summer session: May 13 – June 6, 2013;       8:00 am -12:00 pm, M-Th
ZOOL 411 (G) Entomology. (3) Principles of entomology, including classification, general biology, and morphology. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology. 200.    Professor:  Dr. Ken McCravy
First summer session: May 13 – June 6, 2013;       1:00 pm -5:00 pm, M-Th

BIOL 458 (G) Plant-Animal Interactions. (3) Explores the co-evolutionary relationships of plants and animals. Lecture topics will include herbivory, pollination biology, and dispersal. Lab emphasis will be placed on research experiments that utilize chemical, behavioral, and molecular techniques and review of the scientific literature. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200, or permission of the instructor.   Professor:  Dr. Rich Musser


Second summer session: June 10 – July 3, 2012       8:00 am -12:00 pm, M-Th
BIOL 454 (G) Mississippi River Ecology. (3) A study of the structure and function of abiotic and biotic components of a major river system. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how components interact and are influenced by activities related to human interdiction. Prerequisites: One year of biology or permission of the instructor.   Professor:  
Jim Lamer

Second summer session: June 10 – July 3, 2012       1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, M-Th
BIOL 451 (G) Ecological Techniques. (3) This course provides instruction on the applications of techniques and analytical methods to the evaluation and restoration of terrestrial and aquatic communities, including data analysis specific to those techniques. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: BIOL 350 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.     Professor:  Dr. Sean Jenkins


477/577 Research Problems. (1–3, repeatable to 3) Investigation may be conducted in any of the specialties represented by the staff. Most specialties are represented in the course offerings. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chairperson; graduate standing in biology.  Potential research projects for the summer of 2013 include assistance with turtle research, yellow-belly watersnake and Blanding’s turtle research, Asian carp hybridization project including growth and condition, Asian carp fecundity, sunfish genetics, Morone genetics, freshwater gastropod research, and other potential projects.

Registration for summer classes and living quarters begins now. Due to limited space, registration is on a first come, first served basis.    For information about the station please contact station manager Jim Lamer, or station director Sean Jenkins and to register for classes contact the biological sciences departmental secretary at (309) 298-1546.