GeoBiology Dates, Locations and Facilities

Course dates: June 10–July 18, 2016

Download the course flier in PDF format.

Applications for the 2016 International GeoBiology Course are no longer being accepted.


Accommodations: All student and faculty housing is on-site in modern, dormitory accommodations.

Research Facilities: The USC Wrigley Marine Science Center has modern laboratory facilities and instrumentation for molecular biological investigation of microbial genomic work, microelectrodes for geochemical studies of pore water oxygen, pH and sulfide content, analytical equipment for studies of methane and CO2 in natural systems, and state of the art microscopes and imaging systems. A nearby lagoon and freshwater pond offer easy access to microbial mat environments, and the deep channel between the mainland and Catalina Island has anoxic marine sediments. The lab has broadband Internet connections and has PCs and Mac computers, scanners and printers available for student use all day, every day.

For further information, please contact:

Geobiology Course Coordinator, Ann Close
Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Southern California
3454 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0153
phone: 213-740-6780, fax: 213-740-6720