Field Biology Quarter

MBQ Fall 2017 - Queensland, Australia


Instructors: Cheryl Ann Zimmer, Richard Zimmer

ANNOUNCING

FALL 2017 MARINE BIOLOGY QUARTER – QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
The Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ) is a field program that gives advanced undergraduates an opportunity to gain intimate and first hand knowledge of marine communities, their constituents and their structure. It is also designed as a real world training experience in devising and carrying through to completion scientific research projects in marine biology.

Four 4-unit courses (16 units total) will be taught at the University of Queensland, Australia, Moreton Bay Research Station and Heron Island Research Station, located in Brisbane, Australia.

Fall Quarter 2017 MBQ Courses will include:*
EE BIOL106: Experimental Marine Invertebrate Biology
EE BIOL123A: Marine Ecology
EE BIOL124A: Field Ecology
EE BIOL166: Biology of Marine-Land Interface
*Approved students will be enrolled in these courses by the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office.

Instructors: Dr. Richard Zimmer and Dr. Cheryl Ann Zimmer

REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITES (Pre-requisites do not need to be completed prior to applying.)

➢ Life Sciences 1
➢ EE BIOL 109 – Introduction to Marine Science (Summer 2017)
➢ EE BIOL 109L – Introduction to Marine Science Laboratory (offered Summer 2017)
➢ Statistics 13 (or equivalent course)
➢ Competitive GPA
➢ Valid passport

RECOMMENDED:
Dive certification through UCLA’s dive program recommended but NOT required. Proficiency at snorkeling is vital; we recommend that it is mastered prior to departure, but it can be learned in the field.
Priority consideration will be given to qualified Marine Biology and other EE BIOL majors.

MARINE BIOLOGY and ECOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, & EVOLUTION MAJORS

Fulfills field quarter requirement.

BIOLOGY MAJOR
Fulfills:
One (1) Category 3 course (Lab Requirement)
Two (2) Category 4 courses (Upper Division EE BIOL Electives)
One (1) Category 5 course (Upper Division Science Electives)

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY MINOR
Fulfills 16 of the 20 upper division units required for the minor.

COST
The cost of the MBQ will be regular UCLA registration fees plus additional fees to cover the cost of room and board and travel ($3500-$4000). Financial aid students may be able to revise their 2017-18 budget and apply for additional funds to cover the cost of the MBQ. If you have a University Housing contract (includes dorms, University Apartments) for the 2017-18 academic year, you will need to contact the UCLA Housing Office to revise your housing agreement for Fall Quarter 2017. Moreover, students with non-University rental and lease agreements will need to make necessary adjustments to their agreements.
The cost of the MBQ ($3500-$4000) will be due sometime in Winter Quarter 2017 and Spring Quarter 2017. If your final payment is not received by the due date, you will not be allowed to participate in the MBQ. More detailed information about the due date will be forthcoming. Please be aware that the cost of the MBQ is in addition to your regular Fall Quarter 2017 UCLA registration fees.

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS

Applications will be available in the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office (101 Hershey Hall) and online beginning on
Friday, December 16, 2016.

Application deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017 by 4:00 p.m., via e-mail (eebundergrad@lifesci.ucla.edu).
Applicants selected for a personal interview will be contacted by the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office at(eebundergrad@lifesci.ucla.edu).