Earth Process and Evolutionary History (EEB CM173)
Exploration of relationship between physical processes affecting surface of Earth, such as tectonics and climate, and biological evolution. Geologic history of Earth from its formation and history of scientific advancement. Changes through time in Earth/atmosphere/ocean system discussed in terms of their effects on biological process and biodiversity. Climate issues considered in this historical context of global process. Modern anthropogenic climate change placed in context of geologic record of climate change.
Marine Biology Quarter
The UCLA Marine Biology Quarter engages undergraduates directly in field and laboratory research at the Gump Laboratory in French Polynesia.
Much of this research aims to understand anthropogenic impacts on the reef environment. Recent projects include :
1) Density of invertebrates in coral heads
2) Variation in Benthic Community Composition of reef flats
3) The effects of small-scale boat channels on coral cover and fish diversity
4) The Long-Term Impacts of Dredging on coral reefs.
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