Ecology from a basic science perspective. Laboratories target a science-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 shores, tidal flats, beaches, mangrove, coral reefs, and subtidal areas. Laboratories and field trips cover ecological principles from a basic science perspective. Not open to students who have taken Biology 273LA and not open to undergraduates. (Given at Beaufort.) Prerequisite: Introductory Biology. 4 units.
offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab