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
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.