An Overview of Coastal Ecology
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An Overview of Coastal Ecology

The Biotic and Abiotic Factors Affecting Coastal Communities
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Last updated 5/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Comprehend Physical factors of coastal habitats.
  • Comprehend Estuaries, where fresh and salt water mix.
  • Learn about Coastal Shore communities.
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Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC at beginner level.
  • An interest in coastal ecology would be an advantage.
  • An interest in environmental science would be an advantage.
Description

Coastal Ecology deals with the diversity of life and the organization of various forms of habitats -- from terrestrial (middle) to aquatic ecosystems. Ecology, which means "study of environment" or "house" in Greek. This is the scientific study and analysis of interactions of organisms with their environment.

In this course, Coastal Ecology, explores the biotic and abiotic factors that affect coastal communities. This course explores the main coastal habitat types in depth with physical factors, tropic levels, and the flora and fauna that inhabit these ecosystems. Human influences and effects are discussed for each habitat type and the overall health of coastal environments, as well as their long term conservation and protection

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals with passion for nature and the environment.
  • Professionals who want to gain knowledge about coastal ecology.
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
01:29:59
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Start with Lecture 1
10 Lectures 01:29:59


Salt Marshes
10:57

Mangroves
08:31

Tectonic Plates and Sandy Beaches
13:41

Rocky Shores
05:13

Tide Pool Predators
03:52

Ocean Zones
10:48

Coral Reefs
07:28

Nonpoint Source Pollution
19:13
About the Instructor
Jennifer McCarthey Tyrell
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Jennifer McCarthey Tyrrell is originally from Northern Virginia and relocated to South Carolina to attend Coastal Carolina University to attain a B.S. in Biology and Marine Science. She then relocated to Charleston South Carolina to attend graduate school at the College of Charleston and earn her Master's in Environmental Studies. Currently she works with The Center for Birds of Prey as their research coordinator and with American Public University as an online instructor of Biology. With A.P.U., she teaches undergraduate biology, environmental science, and ornithology.