OCOR 5602 : Marine Ecosystems: Getting Started

Course Guide for the OC Core Course in Marine Ecosystems (OCOR 5602)

Your First Stop in Oceanography Research

OCOR 5602: Marine Ecosystems

Marine Ecosystems

Course Number: OCOR 5602

This class focuses on marine ecological processes and functions. It presents an overview of the basic concepts of marine ecology along with more detailed elements of the discipline including the diversity of marine ecosystems, trophic relationships, ecological roles, and nutrient cycling and biogeochemistry.

Marine Ecosystems

Course Number: OCOR 5602

Textbook Information:

There is no REQUIRED Textbook, however there are two suggested texts for this class!

Alongi DM, 1998. Coastal Ecosystem Processes. CRC Press LLC, 418p

 

 

Libes, SM, 2009. Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry, 2nd edition. Academic Press, 909p

Marine Ecosystems

Course Number: OCOR 5602

Students will:

  1. Review relevant concepts of the physical ocean.
  2. Review basic concepts of ecology with an emphasis on those relevant to the marine environment.
  3. Understanding of energy flow within a marine ecosystem and relevant processes
  4. Understanding of nutrient cycles in the ocean.
  5. Understand the importance of marine microbes and microbial food chains.
  6. Apply the above concepts to specific ecosystems.
  7. Develop experience reviewing scientific literature and leading discussions of technical topics.
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