OS130/230 Biological Oceanography
OCEA 130/230, Biological Oceanography
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Homework Assignments: Approximately weekly assignments will be given out in the lectures. Throughout the quarter, we will also be discussing journal articles related to the lecture materials. Graduate students will be assigned additional homework related to the primary literature; undergraduates are encouraged to read the papers, but will not be graded on the content unless it is discussed during lectures.
Presentations: For journal article discussions, graduate students will present the key concepts of the paper, and lead the class in a review of its importance to the field of biological oceanography. All presentations will be required to use only the chalkboard (no overheads, no PowerPoint). Undergraduates will not be required to lead a paper discussion.
Proposals: Graduate students will prepare an NSF-style pre-doctoral proposal on some topic related to biological oceanography. Undergraduate students will prepare a term-paper on a biological oceanographic subject, between 7-10 pages in length. Both groups will present their proposal/paper to the class at the end of the term. Undergraduates have the option of preparing a short (3-5 page) proposal on an appropriate research topic, suitable for submission to the Friends of Long Marine Lab, or Earl and Ethyl Myers Trust, as an alternative to the term paper.
Attendance Policy. Attendance at lectures is strongly encouraged since both the lecture and text materials will be included on homework and examinations.
ADA statement: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the instructor and your TA as soon as possible after the beginning of class.Exams will consist of a mixture of short answers, and longer essays that will require synthesis of ideas.
Overview of Biological
Oceanography and this course
Link Between Physics and Food Webs
4/30 New, Regenerated, Export Production
5/14 Defining Biodiversity
5/16 Microbial Food Web
6/11 Final Exam (12:00-3:00 PM)
OS130 Lecture Notes
World-Wide Web Virtual Library
to the Deep
Ocean Carbon Program
NOAA Ocean Explorer
Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System
Monterey Bay Phytoplankton Gallery