The Department of Biology’s Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program is one of only 6 UNF academic programs selected for University Flagship status because of the research accomplishments of its faculty, educational opportunities for its students, and its contributions to public education and science-based policymaking about the Ocean.
Our mission is to discover and educate others about Coastal and Marine life with the goal of preserving it for future generations.
Select below to learn more about our program and why UNF’s motto is “No one like you. No place like this.”
FIO STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM - COMING SUMMER 2017
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Prerequisites: General Biology 1 & 2 (BSC 1010C & 1011C) and Chemistry 1 & 2 (CHM 2045C & 2046C)
The University of North Florida will be one
of 5 host universities sponsoring the Florida Institute of Oceanography Study
Abroad in Florida “Field Studies in Marine Biology” (BSC 4930) course in
summer 2017. This is a field intensive course. Faculty at
five universities serve as hosts as students travel to locations around the
state to experience varied Marine and Coastal habitats. After a few days
of general orientation at the home institution, students will travel to the far
ends of Florida returning the final week to UNF. The course carries 4
credits. There is a special lab fee, which also covers rooms during the
course as well as meals during the work week. Class size is limited and
an interview is required of all applicants.
Students will spend a week at the University
of West Florida in Pensacola examining Landscape Impacts on Coastal Waters,
followed by a week at the University of South Florida-St Pete working on marine
collection techniques, low energy shorelines and aboard an ocean-going research
vessel. Students then move to the Florida Gulf Coast University Vester
Marine Laboratory in Ft Myers where they study coastal geology, oyster reefs,
coastal currents and seagrass meadows. Florida Atlantic University will
host a week at the Keys Marine laboratory in Layton on the Florida Keys.
There students study reefs and reef communities, mangroves and algal
communities. Finally, students return to the University of North Florida
for an experience with estuaries and lagoons where temporal and spatial
variability are the themes.
The course is open to all qualified students,
regardless of university affiliation. Students not enrolled at one of the
five host universities must complete a summer transient form. For
additional information contact Dr. Kelly Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to link to a video describing the FIO Study Abroad experience from Summer 2013. FIO VIDEO
For more information about the experience please read the blog entries by students in this program. Student Blog link
To learn more about the Coastal Biology Flagship Program please contact Michelle Davis at email@example.com or (904) 620-2830.
Study Abroad Program for Biology Students in Florida - Summer 2016
Click on this link for more information.
Watch the following video of the 2013 experience.
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