2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Environmental Studies with E. Thuesen

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Erik Thuesen biology, marine science

Fields of Study: marine science and zoology

Fall: Signature Required Students should contact the faculty for more information.  

Winter: Enrollment Accepting New Students  Signature Required Students should contact the faculty for more information.  

Spring: Enrollment Accepting New Students  CRN (Credit) Level 30464 (1-16) Jr - Sr  Signature Required Students should contact the faculty for more information.  

Credits: Variable Credit Options

Variable Credit Options: seat availability and credit options vary per quarter.

Class Standing: Junior - Senior

Offered During: Day


Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills - all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Erik Thuesen conducts research on the ecological physiology of marine animals. He and his students are currently investigating the physiological, behavioral and biochemical adaptations of gelatinous zooplankton to estuarine hypoxia. Other research is focused on the biodiversity of marine zooplankton. Students working in his lab typically have backgrounds in different aspects of marine science, ecology, physiology and biochemistry.

Campus Location: Olympia

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