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Shippensburg University
Marine Science Consortium

Dr. Pablo Delis


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.
Since 2008, Dr. Pablo Delis, was appointed Co-Director for the Marine Scicne Consortium Academic Advisory Council, with Dr. Sean Cornell (Geography/Earthc Sciences)

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 241 Marine Biology Dr. W. Ryan Kutztown U.

MS 491 Coral Reef Ecology Dr. S. Cornell Shippensburg U.

Session II: June 1-June 19

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 221 Marine Invertebrates Dr. TBD

MS-464 Biological Oceanography Dr. J. Ambler Millersville U.

MS-xxx Intr. to Meteorology Dr. J. Snow Slippery Rock U.
(Online + 1 week at MSC)

Current Research

- Ghost crab demographics

- Diamondback terrapin population biology

- Herpetofaunal Community at Wallops Island

Literature Cited


Pablo Delis, PhD

Associate Professor

Ph. -  717-477-1092
FAX -  717-477-4064

e-mail -

My areas of interest include vertebrates, population, biology, behavior, morphology, evolution and conservation.

SU Links

Shippensburg University

Biology Department

Biology Club

SU Vertebrate Museum

Marine Science Consortium

Campus Pond

Last Updated : Nov-16 - 2008

Student Collecting Fish at the MSC


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 2008