BIOL 231
Marine Ecology Fall 2009 (also offered Spring 2010)
Division III
Cross-listed BIOL 231 / MAST 311
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Using the principles of evolutionary biology and experimental ecology, this course examines the processes that control the diversity, abundance and distribution of marine organisms. Major marine communities, including estuaries, the rocky shore, sandy beaches, salt marshes, coral reefs, and the deep sea are discussed in detail.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory, including coastal and near-shore field trips, 10 days offshore, and a laboratory or field research project
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: an hour test, a research project, a presentation, and a final exam
Extra Info: offered only at Mystic Seaport
Prerequisites: Biology 101 or Geosciences/Maritime Studies 104, or permission of instructor
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
BIOL 231 Division III MAST 311 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives
EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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