CERC Coral Reef Ecology

CERC Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda
Spring Break: Wednesday, March 14- Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bermuda is a world leader in marine conservation – and the perfect place to experience the wonder of coral reefs.

Let Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) be your guides to the world of corals through lecture, lab, and fieldwork.

Join fellow students in Bermuda this March where you’ll participate in snorkel tours and trips to Whalebone Bay and Nonsuch Island – anyone may apply!

Topics Covered:
– biology of corals
– ecology of coral communities
– anthropogenic factors that impact coral reefs
– coral reef restoration and sustainability

Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda – Course Syllabus (PDF)

Accommodations are provided by BIOS, an internationally renowned nonprofit marine research and educational institution in St. George’s, Bermuda. Check out the CERC Eco-Matters Blog for more information on this course.

Cost: $1,470* ($720 tuition + $750 room and board)
* flights are not included.

A program deposit of $250 (applied toward room and board) must be submitted to CERC by MARCH 5, 2012. Limited space is available.

Anyone may apply – i f you are interested in signing up for this course please contact Desmond Beirne at djb2104@columbia.edu or 212-854-0149.

Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda is part of CERC’s Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability. Upcoming courses at Columbia include:

– Disease Ecology
– Environmental Markets: The Nexus of Business, Regulation, and Sustainability
– Business Models: Strategies from Ecology and Evolution
– Hydraulic Fracturing: Energy, Environment, and Policy
Contact: Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Ave., MC 5557, Schermerhorn Extension, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10027

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