Mar 30, 2023  
2021-2022 On Campus Catalog 
2021-2022 On Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BI 240 - Marine Ecology (SF)

Credits: (4 credits)

Marine ecology is the study of communities of organisms interacting with their environment, and with each other in both intra-specific and inter-specific relationships. The ecosystem is the level of study, and the focus is on the living organisms, and how populations shape and are shaped by the environment. A notable feature of marine environments is patchiness, that the distribution of organisms and populations is uneven in space and time. This course will explore the ecological mechanisms and physical constraints that explain the patterns we observe. In this course students will explore different coastal marine systems, describe patterns of organism distribution, apply ecological understanding to specific marine systems, and develop explanatory conceptual models to understand ecosystem function.

This is a Sustainability-Focused (SF)    course.

ES 240

Frequency of Offering:
Offered every other semester - even years (Environmental Science Semester Course)

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