Calendar

Important Dates

9/10
Intro Survey Due
9/16
Pell Library Project Due
TBD
Whale Watching
09/25
Term Paper Topic Due
10/21
Midterm
10/23
Wikipedia Due
10/30
Draft of Plankton Report Due
11/20
Final Plankton Report Due
12/2
Term Paper Due
12/2 & 12/4
Term Paper Presentations
12/08
Exit Survey Due
12/11
Final Exam
Phytoplankton bloom on June 24, 2010 off coast of Iceland. (Photo from NASA Aqua Satellite using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)

OCG 561 Course Info

Instructor:
Dr Susanne Menden-Deuer
smenden@gso.uri.edu
401-874-6608
Teaching Asst:
Tara Stevens
tarastevens@my.uri.edu
401-874-6012
Time:
Lecture: Tues & Thurs, 2-3:15 pm
Lab: Fridays, ~9am-1pm (varies)
Location:
Corless Auditorium
URI Bay Campus
Credits:
3 (+1 with Lab)
Contact:
After Class, Anytime by Appointment

Synopsis of Biological Oceanography. This course covers the essentials of major oceanic ecosystems. There is an emphasis on marine plankton, their patterns of distribution, productivity and species interactions, the structure and function of marine microbial food webs, role of oceans in global carbon cycle, human impacts on marine ecosystems, current research and problems in oceanography.

The laboratory portion of the course covers measurement and analysis techniques commonly used in oceanography. This includes laboratory work as well as research cruises Narragansett Bay.

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Various types of plankton. (Photo credit unknown)