OEB 119. Deep Sea Biology


  • Professor: Peter Girguis
  • Term: Fall
  • Days: T, Th
  • Time: 10:30-11:45
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 145140
  • Subject Area: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

The oceans contain 97% of Earth's water, and host the most disparate ecosystems on the planet. This course provides an introduction to deep ocean habitats, macrofauna and microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment, as well the role of microbes in mediating oceanic biogeochemical cycles.