Ecology from a policy and management perspective. Recitations and discussions target a policy- and management-oriented graduate audience. Lecture topics include factors that influence the distribution, abundance and diversity of marine organisms, characteristics of marine habitats, adaptation to environment, species interactions, biogeography, larval recruitment, and communities found in rocky shore, tidal flats, beached, mangrove, coral reefs and subtidal areas. Recitations and discussions cover ecological principles form a policy and management perspective. Not open to students who have taken Biology 273LA and not open to undergraduates. (Given at Beaufort fall and summer). Prerequisite: Introductory Biology. 4 units.