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Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems



This course will provide students with an understanding of fundamental biological, chemical, geological, and physical interactions in marine ecosystems. Students will learn the importance of considering temporal and spatial scale when studying oceanic processes and habitats. Topics include vertical structure of coastal and pelagic environments, ocean circulation, global oscillation patterns, distribution and dispersal of phyto- and zooplankton, and the global climate system and climate change. Students will review scientific literature and apply principles of marine ecosystem dynamics of design a research project to examine the connections between ecosystem dynamics and marine conservation.


Aug 21, 2023 — Oct 15, 2023

Oct 23, 2023 — Dec 17, 2023

Jan 8, 2024 — Mar 3, 2024

Mar 11, 2024 — May 5, 2024

Jun 3, 2024 — Jul 28, 2024


Distance Education - Online

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For credit cost: $1950