CAS BI/GE 523, Marine Urban Ecology

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Randi Rotjan

Next offering
Fall 2017 Marine Semester

Syllabi: Fall 2012

Research Project listings: Fall 2011

Urban ecology is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that aims to understand how human and ecological processes can coexist in human-dominated systems.  This course will focus on the modern-day ecological challenges of the greater Boston area.  Topics include the impact of toxic releases, invasive species, coastal and urban development, fishing ans whaling, and politics on ecosystems such as the rocky intertidal, saltmarhses, local rivers, the Boston Harbor and Cape Cod.

Additional costs: This course does involve several day-long trips in the field. All transportation costs for these trips are covered by BU tuition.