Jun 17, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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BI 115 - Biological Oceanography


Credits: 4 credits

Oceanography is the inter-disciplinary study of marine environments, including coastal, open ocean, surface and deep water, and sea-floor environments. Biological Oceanography is the study of how ocean life interacts with the surrounding environment, and is both affected and controlled by environmental constraints, and also how living organisms act to shape and influence the enviornment. Specific topics include controls of biological productivity and fisheries, the structure of trophic (food) webs and the roles of consumers and producers, special environments such as deep sea, coral reefs and estuaries, the influence of climate changes on ocean system structure and function, and major threats to endangered species from pollution and degradation. Laboratory and field exercises reinforce and illustrate the course content.

Cross-listed
Cross-listed as ES 115



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