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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 579 - Marine Benthic Ecology (3 credits)

A comprehensive review of the structure and function of soft bottom marine communities. Taxonomic coverage ranges from microbial members (bacteria and microphytobenthos) to megafauna and demersal fishes. Covered topics include: intertidal communities, roles of predation and competition, cryptic coloration, biodiversity, benthic pelagic coupling, landscape ecology, anthropogenic impacts, and more. Three lecture hours per week. Every other year. S