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-pelagic 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. Taught in Beaufort at Duke Marine Lab. Recommended prerequisite: introductory biology (Biology 20,21, 202L, or 203L or equivalent). Instructor: Van Dover


Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab

Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • STS
  • NS
Typically Offered
Spring Only