SDG 14. Life Below Water - Graduate Courses

RUTGERS–NEW BRUNSWICK

Biological Oceanography: Water Column Ecosystems and Processes (16:712:520)
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

The ocean is the majority of Earth and the largest biome on the planet. Processes that occur in the water column are highly dynamic and central to regulating the planet’s biogeochemistry which influences how much oxygen we breath, how many fish exist, and how much oil is available to human’s to extract. This course will cover the processes that regulate the biology of the plankton and fish, which drives the community ecology for ocean ecosystems. This course covers ecological themes such as the acquisition and transformation of energy and materials, population regulation, competition/predation dynamics, population connectivity and marine food webs. The course will also highlight approaches and technologies used to make measurements in the ocean.

Biological Oceanography (16:712:522)
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

This course covers interactions among biological, physical, and chemical components of the marine environment, including primary production and secondary production, biogeochemical cycles, food web interactions, and ecosystem analysis of selected marine ecosystems. Habitats considered include the open ocean, coastal waters, kelp beds, coral reefs, estuaries, the deep sea, and hydrothermal vent environments. Prerequisite: One year of college biology.

 

CONSERVE AND SUSTAINABLY USE THE OCEANS, SEAS, AND MARINE RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT