Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BIO 278 - Coastal Ecology

(3 Credits)
Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 3 hours Total: 6 hours per week

Investigates beach, saltmarsh, and estuarine ecosystems including the effects of chemical, geological, and physical factors upon the distribution of organisms. Discusses the effects of pollution and human manipulation of the coastline. Includes observation and identification of coastal plants and animals, and analysis of the dynamics of coastal community structure and function in a field-based setting.



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