BIOL 441 (Winter)

Biological Oceanography




Instructor(s):
 
N. Price
N6/12
(514) 398-6468
neil.price@mcgill.ca
 
Workload:
 
3 credits (2-3-4)
 
 
Prerequisite(s):
 
BIOL 206, BIOL 215 or both ENVR 200 and ENVR 202 (or equivalents). Enrolment limited.
 
Content:
 
The course examines aspects of plankton biology and ecology, emphasizing small-scale (physiological/biochemical) and large-scale (ocean basin/global) processes.  The unifying theme of the lectures and lab exercises is the control and fate of production in the sea.  The course will provide the student with an understanding of the structure and function of pelagic marine ecosystems.
 
Readings:
 
Course pack and laboratory manual.
 
 
Method:
 
Lectures and laboratories.
 
 
Evaluation:
 
Final exam, labs and term paper    
 

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Last update: March 22, 2017