BSC 1254L Tropical Marine Ecology Lab

This is an introductory tropical marine ecology field course for non-science majors. Students participate in a three day hands-on field trip to the Florida Keys. This course exercises basic science skills in fieldwork methodology, such as field observations, notetaking and data collection, taxonomic identification of community species, and the evolutionary processes involved in marine species community relationship development. Emphasized aspects of studies include population dynamics of marine communities that make up the coral reef ecosystem in the Florida Keys and understanding biodiversity and species role in interrelationships within coral reef communities of the marine environment. Special fees $10, $75.

1 credit

Corequisites

BSC 1254