Course Description- Introduction to marine biology is an undergraduate-level course covering the abiotic, biotic, and human factors influencing the ecology, evolution, physiology, reproduction, and behavior of marine organisms. Course material focuses on major marine dominate taxa of marine organisms and major marine habitats, with a focus on Florida systems.
Role and Innovations-
I selected the book and developed the syllabus for approval by our Undergraduate Curriculum Board. I have developed the lectures, labs, and activities for the course. Students are exposed to local Florida coastal systems and develop lab and field sampling skills. They write technical field reports, a formal lab report, and explore scientific literature on major topics, such as anthropogenic disturbances.
See sample syllabus below: