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Undergraduate Course Reserves, Spring 2024

Undergraduate Course Reserves, Spring 2024

MNS 352C. Estuarine Ecology.
Instructors: Dunton and Lever.

The course content includes the general ecological principles of estuarine environments in Texas, including physiography hydrography, and plant and animal community structure and productivity.

Biogeochemistry of Gulf of Mexico estuaries, ed. by Thomas S. Bianchi, Jonathan R. Pennock, Robert R. Twilley, Wley, c1999.
QH 344 B5725 1999 MSL

Estuarine ecology, ed. by Byron C. Crump, Jeremy M. Testa, and Kenneth H. Dunton, 3rd ed., Wiley, 2023.
QH 541.5 E8 E849 2023 MSL c. 1-2
2nd ed., [Ebook]

The estuarine ecosystem ecology, threats, and management, Donald S. McLusky, Michael Elliott, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 2004.
QH 541.5 E8 M32 2004 MSL [Ebook]


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MNS 352M. Marine Community Ecology.
Instructor: Brandl.

The aim of this course is to provide students with a holistic understanding of the assembly and functioning of marine communities. Students will gain insight into both traditional and newly-emerging techniques to study marine communities, from visual censuses to molecular approaches. The course includes practical components using the statistical software R.

Marine community ecology, ed. Mark D. Bertness, S.D. Gaines, M.E. Hay, Sinauer Associates, 2001.
QH 541.5 S3 M256 2001 MSL

The theory of ecological communities, Mark Vellend, Princeton University Press, 2016.
QH 541 V425 2016 MSL [Ebook]

MNS 355C. Physiology of Fishes.
Instructor: Ackerly.

Physiology of major organ systems of both marine and freshwater fishes.

Principles of animal physiology, Christopher D. Moyes, Patricia M. Schulte, 2nd ed., Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, c2008.
QP 31.2 M69 2008 MSL
3rd ed., c2016.

MNS 354Q. Marine Environmental Science.
Instructor: Nielsen.

Application of the principles of marine science to the study of environmental issues, toxicology, biogeochemical cycles, and the biological and ecological impacts of zenobiotic materials in the coastal zone.

Environment: the science behind the stories, Jay Withgott, Matthew Laposata, 5th ed., Pearson, c2014.
GE 105 B74 2014 MSL

Environmental oceanography: topics and analysis, Daniel C. Abel, Robert L. McConnell, Jones and Bartlett, c2010.
GC 28 A34 2010 MSL

Marine pollution, Christopher L.J. Frid, Bryony A. Caswell, 1st ed., Oxford University Press, 2017.
GC 1085 F75 2017 MSL

Marine pollution and human health, R.E. Hester, R.M. Harrison, editors, Royal Society of Chemistry, c2011.
GC 1085 M38 2011 MSL  [Ebook]

Oceanography: an invitation to marine science, Tom Garrison, Robert Ellis, 9th ed., Cengage Learning, 2014.
GC 11.2 G37 2014 MSL
10th ed., 2022. ORDERED.

MNS 356. Ecosystem Oceanography.
Instructor: Biggs.

An exploration of interconnections within and among marine ecosystems, as well as their linkages to climate, human activity, and adjacent freshwater and terrestrial environments. Emphasis will be placed on Gulf of Mexico ecosystems; which may include hands-on field and laboratory activities.

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