ZOOL 4490 - Marine Ecology
Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
This course will examine the physical, chemical, and biological interactions within and among marine ecosystems. Topics covered will include: physical and biological oceanography, ecological processes driving the distribution and abundance of marine organisms, and exploration of major marine communities. Emphasis will be placed on reading primary scientific literature and discussion of human impacts such as pollution, overfishing, and climate change on all aspects of marine ecosystems. This course is a mixed lecture-lab design with six hours of lecture/lab per week.
Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110 and ZOOL 2220 or approval of instructor. ZOOL 3450 recommended.
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