Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology

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The Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology

The first program

1983 Pauley Summer Program

The Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology is a graduate-level research and training program which draws faculty and students from around the world. Each summer, a new topic is chosen to be the focus of that program’s research. Announcements concerning the topic of the summer program are made approximately in March each year.

Since the inception of the Pauley Summer Program in 1983, there have been over 300 student participants from 28 countries and 6 continents. In addition, US faculty and students have come from over 27 different states to participate in the Summer Program. Approximately 94% of student participants have gone on to pursue a career in marine science.

A wide range of scientific topics have been covered during the past Pauley Summer Programs including coral biology, fish endocrinology, marine mammal audiometry, plankton community dynamics, elasmobranch ecology, marine disease, and aquaculture.

The Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology is located on Moku o Loʻe, in Kane’ohe Bay, Oahu. It includes student dormitories, temporary faculty residence suites, a large state-of-the-art laboratory, a fleet of boats for conducting field work, and a surrounding coral reef. Students and faculty typically live on Coconut Island for the duration of the Pauley Summer Program.

Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program Topics (1983–2009)

2009 • Twenty-Five Years of Edwin W. Pauley Summer Programs in Marine Biology: A Synthesis of Scientific Contributions and Human Resource Development
2008 • Hormones and the Environment
2007 • The Biology Of Corals: Developing A Fundamental Understanding Of The Coral Stress Response
2006 • Aquatic Animal Health and Disease
2005 • Ecological Risk Characterization for Coral Reefs
2004 • The Search for Homeostasis
2003 • Assessing the Health of Pacific Corals
2002 • Molecular Biology of Corals
2001 • Cetacean Audiometrics
2000 • Elasmobranch Biology
1999 • Gene Expression in Fish
1998 • Bridging the Gap: Contributions of Cellular and Molecular Biology to the Understanding of the Environmental Physiology of Marine Animals
1997 • Reproduction in Coral Reefs
1996 • Marine Mammal Biology and Management
1995 • Biogeochemistry of Coral Reefs
1994 • UV Radiation on Coral Reefs
1993 • Application of Advanced Technologies to the Study of Fish Growth and Development
1992 • Fish Growth and Development
1991 • Diffusion Barriers and Carbon Limitation in Reef Corals
1990 • Behavioral Ecology and Ethology of Coral Reef Animals
1989 • Metabolism on Coral Reefs
1988 • Marine Shrimp Biology and Production Technology
1987 • The Biology of Sex Change in Reef Fishes
1986 • Endocrinology of Tropical Marine Vertebrates
1985 • Nutrient and Energy Cycles in Phytoplankton, Bacteria, and Zooplankton
1984 • Solar Radiation in the Sea
1983 • Population Biology of Coral Reef Organisms