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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.


Oct 17, 2022 — Dec 11, 2022

Jan 9, 2023 — Mar 5, 2023

Mar 13, 2023 — May 7, 2023

Jun 5, 2023 — Jul 30, 2023


Distance Education - Online

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For credit cost: $1950