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Introduction to Marine Plankton: Invisible Drivers of Global Change

HNRS 1035 Sec. 02 - Fall 2019

Assistant Professor Malinda Sutor Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Tu Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1070 Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg

Want to learn how to collect plankton in the field? Interested in learning lab techniques (and looking at really cool things through a microscope)? If you answered yes to any of these, this may be the course for you! Learn about the amazing and critical role that plankton play in sustaining life in the ocean, mitigating climate change, and making it possible for you to  breathe and drive your car!

This course will provide you with an overview to the ecology of phytoplankton and zooplankton, including larval stages of shrimp, crabs, and fish. Topics will also include field and laboratory techniques and the theory and practical use of instrumentation. Through this course students will receive a solid background in plankton ecology and be familiar with an array of laboratory and field methods.

Fulfills General Education:

Natural Sciences