BIOLOGY 273LA. Marine Ecology – Nicholas School Undergraduate Programs

BIOLOGY 273LA. Marine Ecology

Instructor: Brian Reed Silliman,  Michael Kingston | Curriculum Code: NS, R, W | Credit: 1.0 course (4 semester hours) | Course Travel?: Yes | Cross Listing: ENVIRON 273LA; EOS 374LA | Prerequisites: AP biology, introductory biology or instructor consent

Factors that influence the distribution, abundance, and diversity of marine organisms. Course structure integrates lectures, field excursions, lab exercises and an independent project. Lecture topics include physical characteristics of marine systems, adaptation to environment, species interactions, biogeography, larval recruitment, and biodiversity and conservation of communities found in rocky shores, tidal flats, beaches, marshes, mangrove, coral reefs, and subtidal areas. Not open to students who have taken Bio 773LA. (Given at Beaufort fall, spring, summer. Spring enrollment requires a three week component in St. John, USVI. Additional travel costs apply- check Undergradaute Tuition & Fees page for details)