BIOL 4402 Marine Ecology (Spring: 3 )
The Earth is an ocean-dominated planet. Thus, a balanced understanding of biology on Earth requires fundamental knowledge of marine organisms. We will explore the adaptations and interactions of marine organisms in a range of ocean ecosystems. Perceptions of the ocean as the "last frontier" on the planet will be contrasted with evidence of pervasive human influences. We will also study the basic tools and interdisciplinary approaches to scientific exploration of the ocean, as these will be essential for managing marine biodiversity, sustaining fisheries and coastal resources, and the interpreting the role of the ocean in climate change.
Instructor(s): Serena Moseman-Valtierra
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13