Marine Biology   [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
   

SMS 500 - Marine Biology


Examines the biology of marine organisms including their diversity, distribution, form, and function within a broader context of evolutionary adaptation to the marine environment. Emphasizes scaling of physiological and ecological processes and the biology of acclimation and adaptation in representative marine taxa including microbes, primary producers, invertebrates, fishes, and marine mammals. Includes one weekend field trip to Darling Marine Center. Required for Marine Biology graduate students. Open to other graduate students in related disciplines and exceptionally well-prepared undergraduates with permission from instructor. (3 lec, 1 discussion/lab)

Credits: 4

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