Aug 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

BIOL 43400 - Marine Community Ecology


Lecture involves a survey emphasizing tropical marine communities including coral reefs, mangrove estuaries, turtle grass, and hard and soft substrate intertidal communities. Community processes such as predation, competition, mutualism, zonation, and behavior are discussed as well as physical-chemical factors such as tides, currents, waves, and salinity. Course includes a required field trip to a marine biological station over spring break for the lab portion. Student required to pay for expenses associated with field trip. Prerequisite for field trip: swimming/snorkeling ability; use of scuba gear is optional.

Preparation for Course
P: One year of College Biology; Second Semester may be taken Concurrently

Cr. 3.
Hours
Class 2, Lab. 1.