Feb 24, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 325 - Marine Physiology

FC NSMA
4 credits
How do Archean prokaryotes make life at deep sea hydrothermal vents possible? Why do few shark species thrive in freshwater and why are bull sharks an exception? These are the types of question this course will explore. Physiological ecology is concerned with the adaptation of life to environmental factors, both biotic and abiotic. This course will examine marine biodiversity and ecosystems with a special focus on the cellular and organismal adaptations that allow organisms to exploit specific marine habitats. Students will gain an appreciation for the diversity of marine lifestyles and the interdependence of ecology with cell and organismal biology.
Prerequisites & Notes: BIOL 200 and 213.



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