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    Saint Michael's College
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

BI 253 - Coral Reef Ecology

Coral reefs are coastal marine ecosystems that are among the most complex, diverse and fragile on our planet. This half-course will cover the application of basic ecological principles to this unique ecosystem, an introduction to the species endemic to the community, and a discussion of the major threats to the ecosystem, both natural and anthropogenic.

Prerequisites: BI 151 or ES 101 or ES 107

half course
Misc. Notes: Must complete both BI253 and BI254 to earn LSC credit
Crosslisted: ES 253
Liberal Studies Curriculum: Experiential Learning or Processes of Scientific Reasoning
When Offered: Fall