Mar 05, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ES 115 - Biological Oceanography (SF)

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 environment. 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.

This is a Sustainability-Focused (SF)    course.

Cross listed as BI 115.

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