Courses Taught at Hopkins Marine Station
Autumn Quarter: BIOHOPK 325H Scientific Computing for Ecologists, Biologists and Environmental Scientists, 2 units
This five-day intensive mini-course is specifically aimed at providing graduate students and postdocs in Biology and Environmental Science with the computing expertise required to be successful in the present and future highly competitive scientific market. Attendants will learn how to boost their productivity by mastering the computer skills to manage an increasing flow of data, organize code, produce publication-ready figures and work efficiently on collaborative papers. The course will be plenty of hands-on and interactive learning opportunities during lectures and in extensive lab sessions with examples and exercises based on real world case studies extracted from peer reviewed publications in Biology and Environmental Science.
Course examines the ecological factors and processes that control natural and harvested marine populations. Course emphasizes mathematical models as tools to assess the dynamics of populations and to derive projections of their demographic fate under different management scenarios. Course objectives will be met by a combination of theoretical lectures, assigned readings and class discussions, case study analysis and interactive computer sessions. Fulfills WAY-AQR, WAY-FR
Spring Quarter: 168H/268H - Disease Ecology: from parasites evolution to the socio-economic impacts of pathogens on nations, 3 units
This course will lead participants on a journey through the dynamics of infectious diseases that will start at the smallest level from within-host parasite dynamics and will progressively scale up to parasite evolution, disease ecology, public health policies, disease driven poverty traps and the socio-economic impact of infectious diseases on nations. The course will be organized around case studies, including among the others, schistosomiasis, malaria, cholera and sleeping sickness. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a capstone project.