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Form And Function Of Unique Marine Ecosystems

MBAQ201

Description

This course is an examination into the structure and dynamics of various saltwater ecosystems, and builds from basic ecological principles sustaining marine life. Issues covered include an exploration of habitats ranging from estuaries to the rocky intertidal zone and coral reefs to the open ocean. Major ecological communities will be studied, with a particular focus on those supported by kelp and plankton, and include an exploration into unique marine environments such as the deep sea. Additional topics include tropic interactions, energy flow, and community and population organization in select marine habitats. Students will explore the ecological processes controlling the distribution and abundance of marine organisms and community structure, and examine the impact of humans on the marine environment.
Pre Reqs:
BIOL-203 DE ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES: APPLICATIONS TO CONSERVATION
OR
BI-2004 POPULATION & COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

Dates

Nov 16, 2020 — Dec 20, 2020

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1410