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GRAD > EEOS > 621

Plankton Dynamics

The focus of the course will be on the dynamic processes and interactions between water column plankton (e.g., phytoplankton, zooplankton, bacteria, and protists) with regard to nutrient and energy exchange. The course will examine how changes in the water chemistry can affect biological processes and community composition and the impacts this has on marine resources and society. There will be a small field component to this course where students are exposed to and allowed to see the different plankton organisms along with being shown the basic methods for studying the different water-column plankton.

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