Animal physiological systems and regulatory mechanisms are studied in the context of various types of ecosystems. Consideration is given to regulatory adjustments to seasonal and environmental variations within an ecosystem.
This course will cover an introduction to oceanography, marine organism diversity, and ecological relationships. The student will be exposed to contemporary techniques for studying marine ecosystems, especially community relations.
This course will provide an overview of parasitology, focusing on community ecology and epidemiology. This course will explore the mechanisms of parasite biology, ecology, and infection. The course will also explore the techniques used to characterize parasites and will provide information on origins of disease.