424--Marine Biology

This course introduces life in the sea from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Topics will include primary and secondary production, interrelations of marine organisms and their environment (e.g. rocky intertidal, estuaries, interstitial communities, coral reefs, deep-sea communities), adaptations of marine organisms, human impacts on marine life, biodiversity, conservation, and aquaculture. Students will also learn about recent advances in marine research by reading primary literature on topics including reproduction, embryology, paleontology, metazoan body-plan evolution, evolution of development, and phylogeny.

Offered Fall Semester Only - Will be offered both Spring 2024 & Fall 2024

Biology Core Requirement Area: 
Evolution and Biodiversity
Ecology and Behavior
Plant requirement: 
No
Lab Requirement: 
Yes
General Education Requirement: 
No