Tropical Marine Ecology

While there is a small emphasis on the tropics, this is a traditional marine ecology course.  It is a heavily slide-illustrated, multi-media-enhanced lecture course dealing with how the physical, chemical and geological oceanographic factors dictate which biological components are distributed where in the various marine environments.  Requiring an introductory college biology sequence as a prerequisite, this course has been a popular course for both major and non-major students.

 Having reinforced their interest in the salt-water sciences, a number of students have graduated and gone on to pursue an advanced degree in marine biology

 By clicking on the links below, additional Tropical Marine Ecology information can be accessed:

Course Syllabus and  Paper Guidelines

Estimates of the Numbers of Extant Species

On-line Resources for Project Paper

NOTE:  Other links to non-classroom information are available on the left at the bottom.

University of Colorado

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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