Annie Mercier -- Teaching
Coming soon: Ocean Sciences 1000 - Exploration of the World Ocean (see outline of OCSC 1000)
Biology 7933 / 4122 - Advanced Topics in Marine Invertebrates
This course provides an in-depth examination of physiological, ecological and behavioural adaptations in marine invertebrates. The format will be a combination of lectures, guided readings and discussions of relevant papers from the primary literature on topics of current interest, which may relate to functional morphology, ecology, evolution and natural history. Students will also have the opportunity to observe and study live animals, including crustaceans, molluscs, echinoderms, cnidarians and a wealth of lesser-known invertebrates that are key components of marine communities in Atlantic Canada. They will learn how to identify, sample, and maintain marine invertebrates, how to use various techniques and experimental designs to study them, and how to interpret research results. An important portion of this course will be dedicated to the development of research abilities and critical analysis.