|BIOL3633||Biological Oceanography||3 ch (3C)|
This course considers how oceans, which cover more than 70% of the earth's surface, act as a dominant environmental force. It examines the processes regulating the abundance, diversity, distribution and production of microbes, phytoplankton, zooplankton and high trophic levels. By exploring the influence of physical factors (i.e. tides, waves, upwelling, light), we will see how temporal and spatial scales are critical for understanding the living ocean.
Prerequisites: BIOL 2003; and CHEM 1001, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1012, CHEM 1017. Recommended: BIOL 2063, BIOL 2068. NOTE: Students planning to take the Marine Block Semester should take BIOL 3633 in advance.