May 21, 2018  
2011-2012 Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAR 42000 - Coastal Ecosystems

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Selected Topics: So. CA Bight, Gulf of AK, Bimini, Bahamas, Hawaii, Galapagos. A field-oriented block course that explores the physical and biological characteristics and processes of coastal ecosystems. Focus will be on understanding the influence of bathymetry, climate and currents on primary productivity and community composition and diversity. Landocean interfaces and human dimensions will also be examined, including marsh and estuari ne dynamics and coastal development, land use and conservation. May require international travel (passport, inoculations required) and exposure to harsh weather and rugged conditions. Travel costs are expected to range between $1000 and $2000. Prerequisites: MAR 33000  and SC 33000  or equivalent. Offered Spring. Competencies: CU, CWD, PS



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