Biology

  • BIOL 2015 MARINE SCIENCE I OCEANOGRAPHY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. MATH 1130. Departmental approval.
    An introduction to oceanography that integrates physical, geological, chemical and biological oceanography to provide a multidisciplinary foundation in the fundamentals of marine science. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
  • BIOL 2415 MARINE SCIENCE II: MARINE BIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027) and (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037). Departmental approval.
    An overview of biological oceanography with emphasis on organisms, habitats, and fisheries of Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
  • BIOL 2425 MARINE BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Departmental approval.
    The invertebrates, vertebrates and marine plants as communities with emphasis on local examples. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. (DISL).
  • BIOL 2445 COASTAL ECOLOGY FOR TEACHERS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Departmental approval.
    Provides teachers with a background in basic coastal ecology. Interdisciplinary concepts involving the environment and its conservation. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Basic science course required for education degree.
  • BIOL 3040 BIOLOGY OF MARINE SYSTEMS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027) and (BIOL 1030 orBIOL 1037).
    Introduction to marine systems and biological investigations of coastal, near shore and open ocean organisms and processes.
  • BIOL 3060 ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Departmental approval.
    Interactions of organisms with their environments and characteristics of populations, communities, and ecosystems. 8 hours of Biology.
  • BIOL 3075 INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. MATH 1150 and CHEM 1030 andPHYS 1500. Departmental approval.
    The physics, chemistry, biology, and geology of the oceans. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL).
  • BIOL 4425 MARINE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT (4) LEC. 4. Departmental approval.
    Fisheries management philosophy, objectives, problems, and principles involved in management decisions. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
  • BIOL 4485 MARINE ECOLOGY (5) LEC. 5. Pr. BIOL 4010. Departmental approval and 16 hours of Biological Science including BIOL 4010.
    The relationship of marine organisms to their environment and the effects of environment on abundance and distribution on marine organisms. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
  • BIOL 4535 COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT (2) LEC. 2. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Departmental approval.
    Management of shorelines and flood plains, and current legislation. Water quality and ecosystem quality management. Taught at DISL.
  • BIOL 4575 MARINE ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Prerequisites: BIOL1020 or marine biology. Departmental approval.
    Experimental ecological theory and its application to interactions of marine organisms with each other and the environment. Includes laboratory, extensive field trip experience. Taught at DISL.
  • BIOL 5130 ADVANCED PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3100 and CHEM 2080. Coreq. BIOL 5131.
    Physiological and biochemical processes effecting plant growth and development including water relations, photosynthesis, respiration, and hormones.
  • BIOL 5370 MOLECULAR ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3030.
    General overview of the concepts and techniques regarding the application of molecular variation in answering questions pertaining to populations and communities of organisms. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5370 and BIOL 6370.
  • BIOL 5380 GENERAL ICHTHYOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037.
    Survey of the biodiversity of world and local fishes with an overview of ecology, behavior, biology, and conservation of fishes.
  • BIOL 5415 SALT MARSH PLANT ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3100.
    The plant ecology of salt marshes.
  • BIOL 5425 MARINE BOTANY (4) LEC. 4. Departmental approval. Pr. BIOL 1020 or equiv.
    Survey of microscopic and macroscopic algae, salt marsh vegetation, sea grasses, mangroves and maritime forests with regard to identification, distribution, structure, ecology and physiology. Field trips and laboratory work. Taught at DISL.
  • IOL 5435 COASTAL VEGETATION (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3100.
    Study of different coastal ecosystems with an emphasis on vegetation.
  • BIOL 5465 MARINE MICROBIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200 and BIOL 4600. Departmental approval.
    The role of microorganisms in marine environments.
  • BIOL 5475 OCEANOLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Departmental approval.
    A descriptive study of the oceanology of the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent waters including coastal zone, continental shelf, and deep ocean. Taught at GCRL.
  • BIOL 5475 OCEANOLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Departmental approval. A descriptive study of the oceanology of the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent waters including coastal zone, continental shelf, and deep ocean. Taught at GCRL.
  • BIOL 5525 MARINE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Departmental approval.
    Study of animal behavior and the influence by and interaction with the environment and the ecological and evolutionary significance of these behaviors. Prereq. Vertebrate and Invertebrate Zoology. Taught at DISL.
  • BIOL 5535 MARINE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Departmental approval.
    Major threats to marine biodiversity, current topics in marine conservation biology and critical examination of the literature. Pr. General or Marine Ecology course. Taught DISL.
  • BIOL 5550 WETLAND BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. Biology of world wetland habitats. Field trips, paper, and presentation required.
  • BIOL 5700 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200.
    Introduction to the ecology, systematics, interrelationships, and role of micro-organisms in geochemical cycles, bioremediation and pharmaceutical production.
  • BIOL 5740 HERPETOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Ecology and evolution of living amphibians and reptiles of the world.
  • BIOL 6090 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060.
    This course is an overview of ethical, economic and biological aspects of conservation biology at scales ranging from local to global. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5090 and BIOL 6090.
  • BIOL 6130 ADVANCED PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3100 and BIOL 2080. Coreq. BIOL 6131.
    Physiological and biochemical processes effecting plant growth and development including water relations, photosynthesis, respiration, and hormones.
  • BIOL 6375 MARINE SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS (3) LEC. 3.
    Principle-centered training in a broad spectrum of subjects relating marine science to health, reading, social studies, language, arithmetic, science, and art. Departmental approval and 6 hours in basic biological science. Taught at GCRL.
  • BIOL 6435 COASTAL VEGETATION (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3100.
    Study of different coastal ecosystems with an emphasis on plant vegetation.
  • BIOL 6455 MARSH ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Departmental approval.
    Animal, plant and microbial interactions in salt marshes and experimental manipulation of these groups. Trophic flow, sensitivity to anthropogenic perturbation and importance for economically critical critical fisheries. Taught at DISL.
  • BIOL 6465 MARINE MICROBIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200 and BIOL 4600. Departmental approval.
    The role of microorganisms in marine environments.
  • BIOL 6475 OCEANOLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Departmental approval.
    A descriptive study of the oceanology of the Gulf of Mexico. and adjacent waters including coastal zone, continental shelf, and deep ocean. Taught at GCRL.
  • BIOL 6525 MARINE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3.
    Study of animal behavior and the influence by and interaction with the environment and the ecological and evolutionary significance of these behaviors. Vertebrate and Invertebrate Zoology required. Taught at DISL.
  • BIOL 6535 MARINE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Departmental approval.
    Examination of conservation biology based on previous study of marine ecology. General or Marine Ecology course required. Taught at DISL.
  • BIOL 6550 WETLAND BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060.
    Biology of world wetland habitats. Field trips, research project, presentation, and paper discussion required.
  • BIOL 6700 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200.
    An advanced treatment of bacteria comprising the Kingdom Prokaryotae, emphasizing ecology, systematics, interrelationships, geochemical cycles, and bioremediation.
  • BIOL 6740 HERPETOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3.
    Ecology and evolution of living amphibians and reptiles of the world.
  • BIOL 7125 COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS DYNAMICS (2) LEC. 2.
    Investigation of the basic principles of ecosystem structure and function. Biological Oceanography, Advanced Marine Ecology, Fisheries Oceanography recommended.BIOL 7340 WATER RELATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS (2) LEC. 2. Departmental approval. Advanced study of plant water relations.
  • BIOL 7370 STREAM ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3060.
    Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of stream ecosystems emphasizing effects of natural environmental factors and human influences on stream biota, and quantitative methods used to study stream ecology.
  • BIOL 7380 ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF RIVERINE SYSTEMS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 7370.
    River systems within a landscape ecology and ecosystem management context. Laboratory sessions stress techniques for assessment and management.
  • BIOL 7515 OCEANOLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Graduate level.
    A descriptive study of the oceanology of the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent waters including coastal zone, continental shelf, and deep ocean. Taught at GCRL.