December 4, 2014

MIT Sea Grant Marine Scientists to Teach MIT Course on Coastal Marine Communities

MIT Sea Grant marine scientists, Dr. Carolina Bastidas and Dr. Juliet Simpson will teach a class to MIT students during the Independent Activities Period (IAP) at MIT in January 2015. The class, titled, "Coastal marine communities of New England", will combine lectures and visits to field and research centers to introduce students to marine communities along the coast of New England and compare these to global communities. The emphasis will be on the ecology of salt marshes and rocky shores, and on the biology of their representative organisms. By the end of the term, participants will be able to identify common inhabitants of local and global communities, along with major environmental factors affecting them and the variety of ecological services they provide. For more information, and to find out how to register, visit: