BIOL3633Biological Oceanography3 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 2113 or BIOL 2003; and CHEM 1001, 1006, 1012, 1017. Recommended: two of BIOL 2073, 2083, or 2093; or BIOL 2063, 2068. Note: Students planning to take the Marine Block Semester should take BIOL 3633 in advance.