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Marine Phycology MASC 420

Biodiversity, ecology and human relationship to algae - in particular the seaweeds. Topics include major lineages and diversity of algae, their characteristics, relatedness, major evolutionary events, and the importance of seaweed in coastal marine ecosystems. Variable units: 3, 6. Prerequisite: Prerequisites are set by Bamfield Marine Science Centre, and normally include completion of lower division core courses. Students with credit for MASC 472 under the topic title "Marine Phycology" may not take this course for further credit.