Contact Admissions

For more information, please contact us at or (954) 262-3600

Apply Now

Review admissions requirements or start your application online now. Choose your program below:

Contact us at 800-541-6682

Marine Biodiversity

Course Number: CZMT - 0685, OCMB - 6315, MEVS - 5107, and BCOR - 5560

Globally, biodiversity is being dramatically altered by human activities.  While many species remain undiscovered, and ecological roles of existing species poorly understood, the magnitude of the changes is difficult to evaluate.  This course will discuss multiple aspects of biodiversity including: the definition of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, the role of biodiversity, and methods to study biodiversity, with an emphasis on marine conservation issues.  Management approaches such as marine protected areas, no take areas, and special management areas will be studied.

Learning Outcomes

Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, And the Perfect Fish (Hardcover) G. Bruce Knecht. ISBN: 1594861102 (also available in paperback and ebook)

Fall 2016 Syllabus

Oceanography Library Course Guide