Marine Biodiversity

Spring 2015 quarter

Taught by

marine science, zoology, ecophysiology
marine science


Two quarters of college biological sciences with labs.

This program focuses on learning the identity and evolutionary relationships of marine multicellular organisms. Oceans support an extremely diverse group of autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms, which together comprise an important fraction of Earth’s biodiversity. The proximity of Evergreen's campus to various marine habitats provides excellent opportunities to study many diverse groups of organisms. Emphasis will be placed on learning the regional marine flora and fauna. Students will learn fundamental laboratory and field techniques and will be required to complete a research project utilizing the available microscopy facilities (light and scanning electron microscopes). Workshops on the statistical analysis of biodiversity will provide a quantitative aspect to our work. This program will include extensive work in both the lab and field.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

marine science, environmental science and other life sciences.  

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online:

Required Fees

$240 for an overnight field trip to the Olympic Peninsula.

Special Expenses

Students should expect above-average book costs.

Upper Division Science Credit

Students completing all the work in this program at a satisfactory level will earn 16 upper division science credits.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Junior–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 50


Course Reference Number

Jr - Sr (16 credits): 30281

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