Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIOL 4390 - Marine Ecology


3 Credit Hours

This course explores the marine environment. We will examine: 1) the physical and ecological processes of the marine environment; 2) the ecosystems of the marine environment, and 3) the impacts of humans on the marine environment. Lecture and discussion topics include: The World Ocean, its role in climate, its geological features, and its circulation patterns; primary, secondary, and microbial productivity; survey of ecology of various marine ecosystems; and the impacts of fisheries, aquaculture, climate change, and pollution. Fall and Spring Semester.Lecture 3 hours.Prerequisites: BIOL 3060   with a minimum grade of C or department head approval.Junior standing.



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