MBIO 414 Ocean Health

The oceans are a key operating system of planet Earth. The oceans play a critical role in supporting human wellbeing. Ocean health and human health are inextricably linked. Ocean health is threatened by multiple stressors. This course will examine a variety of sources of stress including Climate Change and a range of pollutants. Linkages between Ocean Health and Humans will be investigated including Harmful Algal Blooms and infectious microbes. Techniques used to determine Ocean Health will be explored. This course will provide students with knowledge of the essential roles played by the ocean and the major threats the oceans of the world currently face. The course will emphasize the multiple and multidirectional links that exist between ocean health and human health.