This natural science course provides a foundation for those interested in the ecology and management of marine systems. Includes an exploration of a range of coastal and pelagic ecosystems. Relationships between biological systems and the physical processes that control the movements of water and productivity of marine systems. This course also covers anthropogenic impacts on oceans, such as the effects of fishing and climate change. Includes up to three Friday field trips. Recommended prerequisite: college-level biology or ecology course. Three hours lectureRecommended prerequisite: college-level biology or ecology course.