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Introduction to Oceanography

The ocean as a part of our environment including interactions between atmosphere and ocean, ocean circulation, physical and chemical properties of sea water, marine geology and marine biology (MEA 200).
Ecology of Coastal Resources

Ecology of Coastal Resources

Survey of basic biological, physical, chemical and geological mechanisms underlying habitat-specific functioning, followed by discussion, in-class presentation, and critique of real and hypothetical case studies involving anthropogenic impacts (MEA469 co-taught with Dr. Astrid Schnetzer).

Principles of Biological Oceanography

Biological productivity and tropic relationships in Plankton, Nekton and Benthos; community ecology of selected habitats (estuaries, intertidal zones, coral reefs, deep sea) and adaptation of organisms to marine environment (MEA 449/549 co-taught with Dr. Astrid Schnetzer).

Marine Benthic Ecology

Marine benthic systems in deep sea and in shallow waters, focusing upon abiotic and biotic processes regulating density, diversity and taxonomic and functional composition. Discussions of benthic-pelagic coupling, predation, interspecific competition, biogeography, sampling problems, evolutionary trends, trophic structure and community organization (MEA/ZO 750).

Ecology of Fishes

Physiological ecology of fishes emphasizing energetics, production and adaptations to aquatic mediums. Ecological classification of fishes and theory of resource partitioning in freshwater, estuarine and marine realms (MEA/ZO 756).

Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments

This course provides a how-to guide to the basics of experimental design and many of the common statistical analyses used by ecologists for field and laboratory experiments using marine systems as examples” (MEA 793).