Deep-Sea Science and Environmental Management

Explores ecosystems in the deep sea, including fundamental aspects of geology, chemistry, and biodiversity;behavioral, physiological, and biochemical adaptations of organisms (primarily invertebrate, but may include microbial and vertebrate components) to deep-sea benthic and bentho-paelagic environments will be introduced. Students will gain an understanding of the ecosystem services of the deep sea; issues in deep-sea environmental management arising from exploitation of deep-sea resources will be discussed. For undergraduates only. Paired with ENV 512A but will have different grading basis. Prerequsite: Introductory Biology (Bio 20 or Bio 202L or equivalent)

Course Number: 
BIOLOGY368A
Course Level: 
300-399
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