ENV 3190J: TROPICAL MARINE BIOLOGY
Winter/J-Term, Short Term,
$ USD 3730
The oceans were formed between 4400 and 3500 million years ago, and they occupy about 71% of the Earth’s surface. Tropical seas hold the highest ecosystem and species diversity of the oceans.
This course introduces the basic concepts of oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology and marine biology, with emphasis on the interaction between species, between species and their environment and between ecosystems. It also provides information on the natural and human environmental impact, and the utility, management and conservation of the ecosystems.
The course has an online component and a fieldwork component.
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