The ocean as an ecological system. Emphasis on the complexity of environmental influences on plankton, the transfer of organic matter between trophic levels and nutrient cycles. Laboratory sessions will include methods in sampling, shipboard techniques, identification of the plankton, and current analytical techniques. Prerequisite: General biology, general chemistry, or instructor consent. Misc/Lab: Lecture 2 hours/lab 6 hours. Notes: Offered spring semester.
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