GRAD > BIOL > 506
Marine and Coastal Ecological Research
This course emphasized supervised independent research into the adaptations and interactions of organisms of Nantucket's beaches, salt marshes, sand dunes, watershed, and embayments. Students will be exposed to tools, techniques and statistical analyses used in community ecology, oceanography and related fields. Individualized research projects have included in the past a wide variety of topics such as plant/animal interactions in the marsh, impact of nitrogen on marsh plants, and the impact of tidal cycles on plankton community dynamics.