Marine Biodiversity

Spring 2017 quarter

Taught by

Gerardo Chin-Leo
oceanography, marine biology
marine science, zoology, ecophysiology
  • UG


Two quarters of college-level biological sciences with labs.

This program focuses on learning the identity and evolutionary relationships of marine organisms. Marine environments support an extremely diverse group of autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms, which together comprise an important fraction of Earth’s biodiversity. The proximity of Evergreen's campus to various marine habitats provides excellent opportunities to study many diverse groups of organisms. Emphasis will be placed on learning the regional marine flora and fauna. Students will learn fundamental laboratory and field techniques and will be required to complete a research project utilizing the available microscopy facilities (light and scanning electron microscopes). Workshops on the statistical analysis of biodiversity will provide a quantitative aspect to our work. This program will include extensive work in both the lab and field.

Program Details

Fields of Study

environmental studies field studies marine science zoology

Preparatory For

marine science, environmental science, and other life sciences.


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

First class meeting: Tuesday, April 4 at 9:30a (Sem II A1105)

Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online

Special Expenses

Students should expect above-average book costs.


$240 for an overnight field trip to the Olympic Peninsula.