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I teach 2 undergraduate courses:

BIOL 3711 - Principles of Marine Biology

Course Description: This course will introduce you to the organisms and ecological processes structuring the nekton and the benthos, from the intertidal to the deep sea. You will learn how species are anatomically and physiologically adapted to a variety of marine habitats, and how species composition and ecological structure vary along latitudinal and depth gradients. In the last part of the course, the focus will be on human impacts on ocean ecosystems, and on conservation issues.

BIOL 3712 - Benthic Biology

Course Description: This course will focus on the organisms that live in a wide variety of aquatic bottom habitats, and the impacts they have on their environment. We will look at how these organisms are adapted for living in different benthic environments, and consider how diversity and function shape the ecosystem services provided by those environments. There will be a strong emphasis on the marine environment but we will briefly cover freshwater systems as well. At the end of this class, you should be able to have a basic understanding of organism to ecosystem level processes in the different benthic habitats covered.

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