ECO3200 Coastal and Wet Ecology and Management

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Magdalene Ngeve

Course Description:

This course focuses on 3 parts. (1). Biodiversity, biocomplexity, and ecosystem function of mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral reef ecosystems, as well as trophic interactions. (2) Ethnobiology and anthropogenic impacts on these ecosytems, as well as local and global patterns of change. (3) Management, restoration, and rehabilitation of coastal and wetland ecosystems

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will have an overview of the nature of tropical coastal ecosystems (mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs) and an understanding of the ecological intractions within and among these systems (biocomplexity). They will also be able to identify holistically the major threats on these systems and to suggests appropriate mechanisms action towards their restoration

Why This Course Is Important:

The extensive coverage of the course material will present students with skills for identifying the major trheats and strategizing for their mitigation in different coastal areas.