7.470 Biological Oceanography
Intended for students with advanced training in biology. Intensive overview of biological oceanography. Major paradigms discussed, and dependence of biological processes in the ocean on physical and chemical aspects of the environment examined. Surveys the diversity of marine habitats, major groups of taxa inhabiting those habitats, and the general biology of the various taxa: the production and consumption of organic material in the ocean, as well as factors controlling those processes. Species diversity, structure of marine food webs, and the flow of energy within different marine habitats are detailed and contrasted.
This class has no prerequisites.
7.470 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018).
Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-191.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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