University of Oregon

Student Voices: Marine Ecology

IMG_4534The ocean’s expanse embodies water and ecosystems that vary wildly in their physical characteristics. These abiotic factors, in conjunction with species interactions, have produced some of life’s most brilliant and creative forms and most clever interactions. The interactions of these life forms with their environment (including other life forms) is the subject of study in OIMB’s Marine Ecology Class. The class uses field trips, class studies and other hands-on learning to install a deeper understanding of the fabric of species interactions that support the ocean’s productivity and diversity.

-Anders Hansen