A field course focusing on the systematics and ecology of tropical coral reef organisms. Plants, animals, and physical factors of a fringing coral reef are examined through snorkeling excursions and laboratory studies. One species is chosen for a detailed research project. Includes field course work in Hawaii.
Coral Reef Ecology
Summer sessions only. Not offered every year See department chair
Advanced standing in biology and instructor's consent. BIOL 262, 308, 360 and/or 382 strongly recommended.