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Seagrass Biology and Ecology

Target Audience: Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

Institution: University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab

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Course Description: This course offers an in-depth study of the biology and ecology of seagrasses and seagrass ecosystems. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the unique aspects of seagrasses that allow their proliferation in the marine environment, and the functional role that seagrasses play in nearshore environments. Students will engage in research projects and field trips to the many unique seagrass habitats along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast. Prerequisites: Two semesters of biology or permission of instructor. COA 490/590 Special Topics – Seagrass Biology and Ecology, four credit hours

Course Fees and Expenses:

Scholarships, Fellowships, Associated with the Course: A limited number of assistantships and scholarships are available to qualifying students attending the GCRL Summer Field Program. For more information, contact us at

Funding Source: Other

How to Apply: Fill out online application at:

Application Closing Date: 04/13/2018

Course Begins: 2018-05-14

Course Ends: 2018-06-01


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