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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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SMS 300 - Marine Ecology


An introduction to fundamental ecological principles in the context of marine communities.  Uses examples from marine ecosystems to illustrate general principles of general ecology such as predation, competition, and nutrient cycling.  Focuses on the ecology of major marine ecosystems such as estuaries, sea shores and benthic communities and on aspects of applied ecology such as fisheries management.  Includes two days of field work at the Darling Marine Center. Course may have field trips during class times.

Prerequisites: BIO 200 or SMS 201.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3