|The Marine Environment
undergraduate course covering
the biological, chemical, physical, and geological subdisciplines of
level course investigating the formation of the ocean basins, the
evolution of ocean chemistry, plate tectonics, the major biogeochemical
cycles within the oceans, paleoceanography, the evolution of life in
the oceans, future and past global oceanic change, and the use of
geochemical proxies to reconstruct conditions in the ancient ocean.
Course includes guided reading groups and field trips to the Outer
Banks of North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
recent literature in the field of biomineralization, with a focus on
marine calcification. All taxa will be addressed.
Reading and discussion of
literature in the emerging field of ocean acidification research.
Includes lectures on carbonate geochemistry and biocalcification.
Seminar in Global Oceanic
Reading and discussion of recent literature in the emerging field of
Global Oceanic Change. Course focuses on the geochemical,
and ecological impacts of global warming, ocean acidification, and sea
Departmental Seminar Series
A combination of internal and external professional and student
speakers covering all areas of the marine sciences (click
Tropical Marine Ecology and Carbonate Sedimentology
Two week field
Roatan, Honduras investigating the ecology and carbonate sedimentology
of coral reef ecosystems.