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The School of Life Sciences offers several research and travel awards for graduate students made possible through donations and endowments from alumni and former faculty. Requests for proposals are circulated early each fall semester. Awards are made once each year by a selection committee appointed by the Director of the School of Life Sciences. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Robert Thomson (thomsonr@hawaii.edu ). 

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06/25/2020 at 2:12pm

Shaya Honarvar

Director, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit

Ecology and Conservation Biology, especially regarding sea turtles and primates.

Room

St. John 408

Phone

(808) 956-0808

Fax

(808) 956-

BIOL 485 - Biology of the Invertebrates (3)

Body plans, development, cellular construction, physiological integration, natural history, and ecology of invertebrate animals. Emphasis on marine species, especially local ones. Pre: BIOL 172 and CHEM 161, or consent. Co-requisite: 485L. DB

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06/12/2020 at 12:02pm

BIOL 470 - Evolutionary Biology (3)

Process of evolution: genetic basis, natural selection, population genetics, speciation, the fossil record. Pre: BIOL 171 and BIOL 172. Recommended: a BIOL or ZOOL course at 300 or 400 level. DB

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06/12/2020 at 11:58am

BIOL 454 - Natural History of Hawaiian Islands (3)

(2 Lec, 1 1-hr Lab) Geography, geology, climatology, biotic environment of Pacific Basin and Hawaiian Islands; endemism and evolution in terrestrial and marine biota. Pre: one semester of biological sciences at college level. (Cross-listed as BOT 450 and SUST 450) DB

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06/12/2020 at 11:53am

BIOL 411 - Corals and Coral Reefs (3)

The biogeography, evolution, ecology, and physiology of corals and coral reefs, and the application of this information to the management of coral reefs. Emphasis will be placed on processes such as dispersal, the evolution and operation of mutualisms, calcification, reproduction, and the maintenance of diversity. Pre: BIOL 265 (or concurrent) or BIOL 301 (or concurrent). (Spring only)

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06/12/2020 at 11:51am

BIOL 465L - Fish Diversity (1)

(2 2-hr Lab) Overview of the major orders and families of fishes of the world; introduction to local Hawaiian fishes; coverage of basic fish anatomy; introduction to field and laboratory techniques in fish research. Junior standing or higher. Pre: 171, 172, and 465 (or concurrent). (Alt. years: spring)

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06/12/2020 at 11:46am

BIOL 465 - Fish Diversity (3)

 Survey of fish biodiversity focusing on major lineages, their phylogenetic relationships, and their geographic distribution in light of evolutionary history. Taught spring semester in alternate years. Junior standing or higher. Pre: BIOL 171 and BIOL 172. (Alt. years: spring) DB

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06/12/2020 at 11:37am

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