Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary

BIOE 159F Marine Ecology Field Quarter: Global Change Ecology

Engages students in the evolving discipline of global change biology, which examines the relationships between organisms and their environment. Includes discussion of changes in the climate system and other human disturbances, as well as the effects of these changes on biology, from shifts in organismal performance to species distributions and the timing of biological events. Includes discussion and analysis of different lines of evidence for understanding biological responses to global change, including paleoecology, observations, experiments and modeling. Last, this course also focuses on topics in climate literacy and science communication. Admission by interview during previous winter quarter. BIOE 159A, BIOE 159C, BIOE 159D, and BIOE 159F must be taken concurrently.