BIOL-007 Ecology and the Oceans
Fall for 2005-2006
(Core Math/Science Course)
This course is for nonscience students (and is not open to Biology majors or minors). The objectives of the course are to use ecological concepts to understand marine organisms, their environments, and related environmental issues. Students will also gain an appreciation for how scientists study the oceans. The course consists of four parts: (1) the Chesapeake Bay as an ecological system; (2) photosynthetic production and food chains in the open oceans; (3) interactions among different species on rocky shores; and (4) biodiversity of coral reefs. Classes will be presented in a lecture-discussion format supplemented with videos and photographs. In laboratory, students will view videos, examine live specimens, participate in small-group exercises involving experimental design and data collection, and visit the National Zoo. Fall.
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