Invertebrate Biodiversity on Coral Reefs

Session 1

Invertebrate Biodiversity on Coral Reefs – 4 credits

This graduate and undergraduate course takes advantage of the rich biota of the Bahamas and Florida to investigate animal organization, evolution, and biodiversity. It emphasizes comparative study of form and function, in phylogenetic and environmental contexts. Students will study living representatives of diverse animal phyla in the lab and field. About 3 weeks will be at a field station in San Salvador studying diverse reef biota, the remainder in Florida.

Instructor:Gustav Paulay | 228 Dickinson Hall |

Format:  Lectures, labs at UF field stations, field trips.

Required Text: Suggested text: TBA

Class Meeting Time: M,T,W,R,F | Period 3 – 4 (9:35 AM – 11:30 AM)

Expected costs: roughly $3,091. This course fee includes: Tuition for 4 UF GPA credits, all accommodations, transportation, and meals while in San Salvador, and international health insurance.This course fee DOES NOT include: travel to and from San Salvador, additional personal travel, and optional personal expenses.

This course has a limited number of seats – applications are currently closed for this course– International course applications were due Oct. 2nd, 2017.

For accepted applicants:A $350 deposit is due by Oct. 11th to secure your spot in the course. Please see this link from the University of Florida International Center regarding your deposit.: click here!