Tropical Marine Ecology

SFS 3730

Tropical Marine Ecology

4 credits

Marine ecology is the study of how marine organisms interact with their biotic and abiotic environments. In this course we will focus on the biological processes and trophic webs that exist in the ecosystems that dominate the shallow coastal areas of the tropical western Atlantic, i.e. mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and coral reefs, as well as the behavior and biology of the organisms that inhabit them. Furthermore, we will explore the ways in which Marine Protected Areas, climate change and hurricanes can affect ecological processes, and we will learn some of the practical field data collection techniques that can be employed to assess marine communities.

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Marine Resource Studies

Turks and Caicos Islands
15 Weeks
16 Credits
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 15
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 9
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