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COA 602 Coastal Processes 2 Fall

 

Class Syllabus (Word)

 

PART I: Primary Producers of Marine and Coastal Environments (4 Lectures):

 

L1: Oceanic/ Estuarine Phytoplankton: download ppt (15.5Mb)

Additional readings: Microalgae (PDF)

 

L2: Seaweeds and Coastal Habitats (47Mb)

Additional readings: Macroalgae (PDF), Kelps (PDF), Coral Reefs (PDF)

 

L3: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (23Mb)

Additional readings: Seagrasses (PDF), Seagrass Meadows (PDF)

 

L4: Saltmarshes and Mangroves (17 Mb)

Additional readings: Saltmarshes (PDF), Mangroves (PDF),

 

Additional readings are taken mostly from Clinton Dawes, 1998, Marine Botany, 2nd Edition

 (http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Botany-Clinton-J-Dawes/dp/0471192082/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1282345427&sr=8-1)



PART 2: Benthic Biotic Processes in Marine and Coastal Environments (5 Lectures):


L1: Benthic Trophic Dynamics


L2: Benthic Microbial Processes


L3: Ecosystem Role of the Benthos

L4: Benthic Subsystems


L5: Maintenance of Benthic Diversity



PART 3: Land-Margin Processes in Marine and Coastal Environments (4 Lectures):


L1: Biotic Gradients; Fisheries Production; Adaptations of Land Margin Biota


L2: Land Margin Trophic Dynamics; Biotic Interactions at the Land Margin


L3: Marsh-Surface Coupling; Onshore-Offshore Coupling


L4: Landscape View of Coastal Function; Living Resource "Nursery" Function Complexity


All lecture notes can be downloaded as PDF files from Mark's teaching webpage: http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/cv/peterson.mark/teaching.peterson.mark.php





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