MS 272

Subtidal Ecology

The ecology of nearshore rocky subtidal populations and communities with emphasis on kelp forests. Lectures and discussions of original literature. Field work with SCUBA including group projects on underwater research techniques and community analysis. Individual research on ecological questions chosen by the student. Knowledge of marine algae, invertebrates and statistics recommended. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; MS 103; MLML diver certification and marine ecology. Misc/Lab: Lecture 2 hours; lab/field work 6 hours. Notes: Offered alternate spring semesters during odd years.

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