Tropical Marine Ecosystems: Monitoring and Management

SFS 3530

Tropical Marine Ecosystems: Monitoring and Management

4 credits

This course is an interdisciplinary course that highlights key aspects of environmental assessment and management of tropical marine ecosystems. In addition, students explore sustainable development strategies for the Turks and Caicos Islands that are successful on a local and global scale. Students gain knowledge of subtropical marine ecosystem function and connectivity, and begin to understand the most pressing challenges at the intersection of marine conservation and economic development. Students learn how to engage in management of local fisheries and coastal development and how to respond to the global phenomena of climate change and ocean acidification.

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Summer Session 1

Fundamentals of Marine Conservation

Turks and Caicos Islands
4 Weeks
4 Credits
Summer 2024
Jun 2 - Jul 1