2004 Stable Isotope Ecology
Lecture and Laboratory Short Courses (Biology 7473 and 7475)
University of Utah

June 13-25, 2004

These will be multi-instructor lecture ( Biology 7473, morning) and laboratory ( Biology 7475, afternoon) short courses offered to graduate students and postdoctoral investigators interested in learning more about the application of stable isotopes at natural abundance levels for environmental and ecological studies. The courses will be offered June 13-25, 2004 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Participation is limited to 24 graduate student and postdoctoral participants in order to maximize laboratory and instrument access.  We will also accept applications from 10 faculty for the lecture, discussions, and social event portions only of the course (i.e., no labs).

The courses will consist of a morning lecture-discussion course and an afternoon laboratory course. There will be 12 course instructors, experts selected from across the country for their breadth and for their interest in teaching and interacting with students.

The laboratory class includes group research projects for a hands-on laboratory experience each day, including full access and use of Finnigan delta S mass, model 252, and DeltaPlus mass spectrometers equipped with elemental analyzers, GC, continuous flow capacities, pre-con, carbonate device, and laser.

Several of the evenings will be set aside for discussions of current research interests, group dinners, and opportunities for social events in the nearby Wasatch Mountains.

Apply by early February at <>

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Jim Ehleringer
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
University of Utah
257 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Tel. 801-581-7623

*** Note that as of January 2004 all Oecologia manuscripts must be submitted electronically ***

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