Benthic Ecology

Course Number: 
SIO 275A
Course Description: 
Evolution and maintenance of benthic communities from the terrestrial margins to the deep sea. Special emphasis will be placed on physical and biological scaling and processes determining patterns of distribution and abundance; interrelationships between community structure and population phenomena, including trophic relationships, reproductive and recruitment patterns, succession, and life history biology. Offered in alternate years with SIO 275B. (S/U grades permitted.)
Prerequisites: 
consent of instructor; open to undergraduates.
Number of Units: 
4
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