Moss Landing Marine Lab courses

MLML 405: Marine Sci Divng

MLML 105:Marine Sci Divng- Skin and SCUBA diving course. Pool training culminates in ten ocean dives. Topics covered include diving physics, physiology, diving environments, night diving, and research diving. Successful completion gives NAUI and MLML certification. Not for major credit. (Offered every semester.) (Prereq: Exclude Freshman and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 3 — 3

MLML 503: Marine Ecology

MLML 103: Marine Ecology- Field-oriented introduction to the interrelationships between marine and estuarine organisms and their environment; emphasis on quantitative data collection and analysis. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshman and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 504: Quant Mar Science

MLML 104:Quant Mar Science (Prereq: Exclude Freshman and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 512: Marine Bird/Mamml

MLML112:Marine Bird/Mamml- Systematics, morphology, ecology, and biology of marine birds and mammals. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 513: Marine Ichthylogy

MLML113:Marine Ichthylogy- A description of the taxonomy, morphology, and ecology of marine fishes. Field and laboratory work concentrate on the structure, function, and habits of marine fishes and the ecological interactions of these fishes with their biotic and abiotic surroundings. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 514: Physical Ecology of Marine Animals

This course examines the adaptations that animals have evolved to live in marine environments¿to deal with environmental gradients in water, temperature, salinity, oxygen, exercise and nutrients¿as well as short-term physiological responses to environmental changes. Topics covered include energy metabolism, sensory systems, respiration, circulation, thermoregulation, osmoregulation. [(Prereq: (Instructor Consent) and (Introductory Biology, upper division vertebrate biology, (physiology, ecology, or similar)]

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 524: Mar Invert Zoo I

MLML 124:Mar Invert Zoo I- A field-oriented introduction to the structure, systematics, evolution, and life histories of the major and minor marine phyla. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact ESSP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 525: Mar Invert Zoo II

MLML125:Mar Invert Zoo II- A field-oriented introduction to the structure, systematics, evolution, and life histories of the minor invertebrate phyla. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 3 — 4

MLML 531: Marine Botany

MLML 131:Marine Botany- Covers plants of the sea, marshes, and dunes emphasizing the morphology, taxonomy, and natural history of seaweeds and vascular plants. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Include Junior and Senior and Post Bac and Graduate)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 535: Phys Marin Algae

MLML 135:Phys Marin Algae- Students gain an understanding of the adaptations of marine algae to their environment. Requires field trips for specimen collection and shipboard experiments. Focuses on the biology of seaweeds and phytoplankton. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Include Junior and Senior and Post Bac and Graduate)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 541: Geol Oceanograph

MLML 141:Geol Oceanograph- A study of the structures, physiography, and sediments of the sea bottom and shoreline. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 542: Phys Oceanograph

MLML 142:Phys Oceanograph- An introduction to the nature and causes of various oceanic motions, including currents, waves, tides, and mixing; and the physical properties of seawater. Limited use of calculus. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Include Junior and Senior and Post Bac and Graduate)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 543: Chem Oceanograph

MLML 143:Chem Oceanograph- An introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of the chemistry of the oceans including major salts, dissolved gases, nutrient ions, carbonate system, transient tracers, and shipboard sampling techniques. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 544: Biological Ocean

MLML 144:Biological Ocean- The ocean as an ecological system. Emphasis is on the complexity of environmental influences on plankton, the transfer of organic matter between trophic levels, and nutrient cycles. Laboratory sessions include methods in sampling, shipboard techniques, identification of the plankton, and current analytical techniques. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 575: Topics in Marine Science

The study of a selected area in the marine sciences. The subjects vary depending on student demand and availability of instructors. Can be repeated for credit when topics change. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 1 — 1

MLML 580: Independent Study

MLML 180: Independent Study (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 1 — 4

MLML 601: Grad Std: Lib Resrch

MLML 201:Grad Std: Lib Resrch- Students gain an advanced understanding of the nature of scientific information. Lectures, discussions, and assignments provide the framework for using and evaluating a variety of information sources in marine and ocean sciences. Strong emphasis placed on developing critical skills to interweave knowledge of the history of science into the context of bibliographic tools including the digital realm. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 1 — 1

MLML 602: Mar Instrum Analysis

MLML 202:Mar Instrum Analysis- Principles of instruments used in oceanographic research, introduction to electronics, and applications of instrument measurements. Emphasis varies from CTD profilers, current meters, radiometry, and chemical measurement. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 603: Advanced Marine Ecology

This advanced course focuses on the major ecological processes that determine the structure and diversity of species assemblages at several scales but primarily at that of the community. [(Prereq: Instructor's Consent and Graduate Standing and (Ecology and Statistics)]

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 604: Exper & Sampl Design

MLML 204:Exper & Sampl Design- Basic design of experiments and field sampling, including random and systematic sampling, subsampling, survey techniques, single and multifactor experiments using randomized, nested, and blocked experimental designs, and data analyses. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 606: Molec Biological Tech

MLML 206:Molec Biological Tech- A laboratory-based overview of concepts and techniques for the isolation, characterization, and analysis of DNA and RNA. An overview of standard methods (amplification, cloning, and sequencing), as well as selected specialized techniques (analysis of gene expression). Lectures focus on application in the marine sciences. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 608: Scientific Methods

MLML 208: Scientific Methods- Information and skills for graduate students beginning their research careers, such as the philosophy of science, scientific writing, design of experiments and sampling programs, and using library and other resources. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 610: Advanced Marine Birds and Mammals

Advanced systematics, morphology, ecology and biology of marine turtles, birds, and mammals. (Prereq: (Upper division college vertebrate zoology) and (Instructor's consent); MLML 503: Marine Ecology (4 units) recommended)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 611: Eco Mar Bird/Mamm

MLML211:Eco Mar Bird/Mamm- Community approach to the ecology of marine birds and mammals using experimental sampling methodology. Examines the distribution, abundance, trophic ecology, and behavior of birds and mammals in Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Bay. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 612: Adv Top Mar Vert

MLML 212: Adv Top Mar Vert- Advanced consideration of the ecology, physiology, and phylogeny of fishes, birds, reptiles, or mammals, emphasizing current literature and research. Topics and emphasis vary with term and instructor. May be repeated once for credit. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 613: Advanced Marine Ichthyology

Advanced examination of: 1. Systematics and Taxonomy, 2. Structure, Function, and Physiology, 3. Habitats and Adaptations, and 4. Behavior, Life history, and Population Ecology. Prereq: College Zoology or equivalent, Instructor Consent, and Graduate Standing; MLML 503: Marine Ecology (4 units) recommended.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 614: Advanced Physical Ecology of Marine Animals

This course examines the adaptations that animals have evolved to live in marine environments¿to deal with environmental gradients in water, temperature, salinity, oxygen, exercise and nutrients¿as well as short-term physiological responses to environmental changes. Topics include energy metabolism, sensory systems, respiration, circulation, thermoregulation, osmoregulation. (Prereq: (Instructor Consent) and (Introductory Biology, upper division vertebrate biology (physiology, ecology, or similar) and (Graduate Standing))

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 621: Adv Top Mar Inver

MLML221:Adv Top Mar Inver- Advanced considerations of the ecology, physiology, and phylogeny of the various invertebrate phyla emphasizing current literature and research. Topics and emphasis vary from term to term. May be repeated once for credit. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 2 — 4

MLML 631: Bio Of Seaweeds

MLML 231:Bio Of Seaweeds- Discussions on marine macroalgal biology with extensive reading of original literature. Ecologically oriented individual research projects involving laboratory culture and field experimentation. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude First Time Freshman and Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 633: Adv Marine Ecol

MLML 233:Adv Marine Ecol- Selected topics and current issues in marine ecology. The subjects vary depending on student demand and availability of instructors. Can be repeated for credit when topics change. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 1 — 4

MLML 634: Adv Bio Oceanogr

MLML 234:Adv Bio Oceanogr- Experimental techniques in biological oceanography with emphasis on problems important in plankton ecology. The course includes lectures and labs, and discussions of current research problems. An individual research project involving the use of one or more modern analytical tools is required. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. [Prereq: MLML 544: Biological Ocean (4 units) and (Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)]

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 642: Plate Tectonics

MLML 242: Plate Tectonics- Historical background, modern theory, and geophysical evidence of continental drift, sea floor spreading, and plate tectonics. Examinations of the impact of the recent revolution in historical geology. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 3 — 3

MLML 646: Geol of Mtry Bay Regi

MLML 246:Geol of Mtry Bay Regi- Geology, tectonics, and active naturally occurring processes in the Monterey Bay region and in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The geologic and tectonic history of central California, plate tectonic processes, representative stratigraphy, and geomorphology of the Monterey Bay region. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 648: Marine Benth Hab Mapp

MLML 248:Marine Benth Hab Mapp- The collection and interpretation of geophysical data used to characterize marine benthic habitats. Basic geophysical principals are reviewed. Application of techniques to identify and characterize marine benthic habitats, including echosounders, multibeam bathymetry and backscatter, sidescan sonar, seismic profiling, and GIS. A project in the collection and interpretation of geophysical data is required. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 651: Marine Geochem

MLML 251:Marine Geochem- Geochemical processes in the oceans: thermodynamics of low temperature aqueous reactions, weathering, oxidation-reduction and biologically mediated reactions, and processes occurring at the sea floor and air-sea interface. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 661: Ocean Circul/Mix

MLML261:Ocean Circul/Mix- Dynamical processes in estuarine and coastal systems, with an emphasis on flow, friction, sediment transport, mixing and diffusion of mass and biogeochemical constituents (nutrients and oxygen, others). Discussion of recent literature. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. [Prereq: (Graduate Standing) and (MLML 104 and MLML 142)]

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 663: Appl Comp Ocean

MLML 263:Appl Comp Ocean- Lecture, discussion, and technical programming with MATLAB for computation and visualization with applications in marine sciences. Use of existing program libraries for data I/O and analysis. Semester project required. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 671: Population Bio

MLML 271:Population Bio- Principles of interaction among marine organisms that result in the alteration of population structures. Techniques for assessment and management of populations. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 3 — 3

MLML 672: Subtidal Ecology

MLML 272:Subtidal Ecology- The ecology of near-shore rocky subtidal populations and communities with emphasis on kelp forests. Lectures and discussions of original literature. Fieldwork with SCUBA including group projects on underwater research techniques and community analysis, and individual research on ecological questions chosen by the student. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 673: Mar Env Std Gulf CA

MLML 273:Mar Env Std Gulf CA- A comparative analysis of the marine environment of the Gulf of California through background lectures, readings, proposal writing, intensive field research in the Gulf, and writing a scientific paper based on the results. Topics vary depending on instructors. Course is taught in conjunction with a similar course at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 674: Adv Topics in Oceanography: Geobiological Studies of the Gulf of California

MLML 274: Adv Topics- This course will focus on the interactions between geological and biological processes in marine and coastal environments of the Gulf of California. The emphasis is on modern and past earth processes and their relationship to the ecology and sedimentology of coastal-nearshore systems including shallow water rhodolith beds, mangroves, estuaries and beaches. Lectures, readings, intensive field work, and composing a scientific paper based on original research. Students must be able to participate in 2 weeks of field work and a valid passport is required. (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 1 — 4

MLML 680: Scientific Writ

MLML 280:Scientific Writ- Techniques and strategies of scientific writing used for proposals, journal submissions, and abstracts for meetings. Students develop their writing skills by preparing, editing, and rewriting manuscripts. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 3 — 3

MLML 681: Coastal Dynamics

Addresses the oceanographic dynamics of coastal environments, with an emphasis on eastern boundary current systems influenced by coastal upwelling. The course focuses on how physical and geological oceanography interact with each other and how both affect coastal ecosystem dynamics.

Units: 4 — 4

MLML 685: Grad Sem Mar Bio

MLML 285:Grad Sem Mar Bio- This seminar is a multidisciplinary approach to climate changes and the study of the interactions between the hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and lithosphere in marine sciences. Earth's climate has abruptly changed and changed the environment many times in the geologic past. The record of past climate variations is the key to understand modern changes and to predicted future climate variations and their effects on life on our planet. Students will present and discuss peer-reviewed articles on different topics concerning the complexity of the Earth systems and their interactions at different time scales and will discuss society's understanding or our modern climate state through discussion of the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and various literature surrounding it.Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. [Prereq: (MLML 504: Quant Mar Science (4 units) and MLML 503: Marine Ecology (4 units) and MLML 512: Marine Bird/Mamml (4 units)) and (Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)]

Units: 2 — 2

MLML 686: MLML 286:Grad Sem Mar Geo

Analysis of temporal records in geosciences. Normal distribution, regressions, correlation and covariance, factor analysis, and spectral analysis techniques. Independent student-led problem solving class meetings.

Units: 2 — 2

MLML 698: Research in Marine Science

Independent investigations of an advanced nature for the graduate student with adequate preparation. Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures. (Credit/ No Credit/ RP Available) (Prereq: Exclude Freshmen and Sophomore and Junior)

Units: 1 — 4

MLML 699: Masters Thesis

MLML 299:Masters Thesis- Offered through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML); contact SEP program office for MLML registration procedures.

Units: 1 — 4