Biological Oceanography


Discusses patterns of abundance, diversity and activity of organisms in major ocean ecosystems. Identifies major physical, chemical and ecological processes that affect these patterns, and analyzes impact of biology on ecosystems. Uses a 'flipped' classroom for enhanced development of quantitative skills to measure these patterns, emphasizing hands-on data collection and analyses, multiple field trips aboard DUML research vessels, and participatory activities to demonstrate core concepts in biological oceanography. Taught at Duke Marine Lab. Spring section requires travel. Recommended intro bio or AP Bio credit. Instructor consent required, visit DUML website for details.

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Instructor Consent Required

Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • ECS 273LA
  • EOS 273LA
  • MARSCI 369LA
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring