Shippensburg University, Biology Department
The Marine Sciece Consortium at Wallops Island (MSC),
Virginia, is an educational and research facility located near Chincoteague,
VA. The Department of Geography and Biology use this facility for teaching
and research. Classes such as Field Biology (BIO ), Field Zoology (BIO
, Algae and Aquatic Plants (BIO ), and Vertebrate Zoology (BIO 463), Oceanography
(GEO), Coral Reefs (GEO), etc.
Goals for the Shippensburg University - MArine Science Consortium
Provide educational, research, intership, and community service opportunities to our students, faculty, and staff.
Current Educational Opportunities
Courses offered in summer 2009:
Session I: May 11-May 29
MS-100 Window to the Oceans Dr. N. Butler Kutztown U.
MS 491 Coral Reef Ecology Dr. S. Cornell Shippensburg U.
MS xxx Introduction to Ecology Dr. P. Delis Shippensburg U.
MS 211 Field Methods Dr. A. Kumar Millersville U.
MS 343 Marine Ichthyology Dr. K. Thompson Lock Haven U.
Session III: June 22-July 10
MS 260 Marine Ecology Dr. Jay Hunt East Stroudsburg University
MS 343 Marine Ichthyology Dr. Dominique Dagit Millersville University
Session IV: July 13-July 31
MS-110 Intr. to Oceanography Dr. T. Schiappa Slippery Rock U. (Online
+ 1 week at MSC)
MS-464 Biological Oceanography Dr. J. Ambler Millersville U.
MS-xxx Intr. to Meteorology Dr. J. Snow Slippery Rock U.
- Ghost crab demographics
- Diamondback terrapin population biology
- Herpetofaunal Community at Wallops Island
My areas of interest include vertebrates, population, biology, behavior, morphology, evolution and conservation.
Last Updated : Nov-16 - 2008
Student Collecting Fish at the MSC
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY FIELD TRIPS
Vertebrate Zoology - Fall 2003
Vertebrate Zoology - Fall 2004
Vertebrate Zoology - Spring 2005
Vertebrate Zoology - Fall 2005
Vertebrate Zoology - Fall 2006
Vertebrate Zoology - Fall 2007
Vertebrate Zoology - Fall