Biology

BIOL4641Coastal Marine Ecology5 ch (C/L/S) (LE)

This course examines the ecology of shorelines, with a focus on the Atlantic coast. Topics include the setting (continental drift, sea level, species origins, water movement), primary and secondary production, reproduction and recruitment, patterns (zonation) and processes (competition, mutualism, predation, disturbance), and main habitats (rocky shores, mudflats, salt marshes) There may be an additional charge for one-day field trips. Limited enrollment.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2003, BIOL 2008, BIOL 2063, BIOL 2068. Normally taken in the same term as BIOL BIOL 4211BIOL 4221, BIOL 4691 or BIOL 4851 or BIOL 4981, BIOL 4991 as part of the Marine Biology Concentration.