Marine Biology at Washington State University

School of Biological Sciences

Overview: Biol 410, Marine Biology

This course covers the physical structure, the organisms, and the processes of the oceans, from intertidal to deep sea habitats. To understand the environments faced by marine biological diversity, the course will survey the chemical and physical properties of oceans and their habitats. We will survey the structure, adaptations, and life styles of organisms found over the range of habitats in the sea. The course will examine major marine habitats. We will focus on marine ecology to learn about the processes affecting marine communities, and the dynamics of communities. Special topics incorporated into the course will include current issues in marine environmental management and conservation.


* Discussion 4: Wednesday, 25 April

Review session for Final: Monday, 30 April, 2:00-3:00, 234 Todd Hall

FINAL: Tues, 1 May, 8:00-10:00, 119 CUE

* Marine Biology syllabus

Assignments and Guidelines

* Guidelines: How to prepare for a discussion

* Guidelines: Writing a Discussion Reading Reports

* Discussion Reading Report 4: Fish and marine reserves

* Guidelines: Extra Credit Assignment

Exams and study questions

* Ocean productivity satellite images

* Marine Conservation Lecture, Monday, Apr 23

* Exam I Study Guide Questions

* Exam II Study Guide Questions

* Exam III FINAL Study Guide Questions

Marine Biology Links

* Some useful links