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Marine Biology Courses (MB)

Offered at Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) only
Courses are offered during the summer semester only. Since course offerings change, check the current DISL summer bulletin for specific course offerings and descriptions and contact the Marine Biology Adviser at Troy. The courses listed below are taught at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in the summer only. The faculty members are recruited from many colleges and universities within and outside Alabama. The courses are identified by an MB prefix. All Marine Biology courses for graduate students have the prerequisites of General Chemistry and Ecology, or the equivalents.

MB 5502 - Marine Invertebrate Zoology (4)

A study of the natural history, systematics, and morphology of marine invertebrates from a variety of habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. Participation in extended field trips is part of the course.

MB 5503 - Marine Vertebrate Zoology (4)

A study of the biology of marine vertebrates emphasizing systematics, behavior, physiology, and ecology of local forms.

MB 5504 - Marine Botany (4)

A general survey of algae and vascular plants associated with the marine and estuarine environment.

MB 5510 - Introduction to Oceanography (4)

A general introduction to the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of the oceans.

MB 5519 - Marine Aquaculture (2)

Techniques in live animal culture with an emphasis on basic principles that can be applied to the culture of any organism for research, display, or commercial profit.

MB 5523 - Marine Ecology (4)

Lecture and laboratory studies of bioenergetics, community structure, population dynamics, predation, competition, and speciation in marine ecosystems.

MB 5528 - Shark and Ray Biology (2)

An introduction to the biology of sharks and rays, with special emphasis on regional shark fauna and field techniques.

MB 5532 - Biology and Conservation of Marine Turtles (2)

An overview of the biology and conservation of marine turtles, including identification, distribution, nesting behavior, migratory behavior, and feeding ecology.

MB 5535 - Environmental Application of Geographic Information Systems (2)

This course of learning applied mapping and analysis with GIS and will leverage other geospatial techniques including remote sensing, geo-visualization, and spatial analysis with particular emphasis on environmental applications. Prerequisites: CHM 1143/L143, BIO 2229/L229

MB 5538 - Coastal Wetlands Ecology (4)

The course will focus on coastal and near shore wetland areas, with an emphasis on the biogeochemical processes that occur within.

MB 5560 - Introduction to Neurobiology (4)

The study of the structure, development, physiology, and pharmacology of the nervous systems and sense organs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

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