Describing the patterns of abundance, diversity and activity of organisms in major ocean ecosystems, identifying the major physical, chemical and ecological processes that affect these patterns, and analyzing the impact of biology on ecosystems, Development of quantitative skills to measure these patterns emphasizing hands-on data collection and analyses, multiple field trips aboard DUML research vessels, and using participatory activities to demonstrated core concepts in biological oceanography.
New for Spring 2020: This course will be conducted as a travel course during Block A in Spring 2020 aboard our new research vessel the R/V Shearwater. The course will be conducted in South Florida/Bahamas in January. More information will be forthcoming soon.
Additional information: This hands-on intensive class will largely be inverted so that most lectures will be available as online videos. Most scheduled class time will be spent actively generating data (i.e. labs) or answering questions or performing activities as individuals, small groups, or as a class.
Crosslist: ENV 369LA/EOS 273LA