Tuesday & Thursday 11:15-12:30 pm Hale ‘Imiloa 123
Please turn it off before arriving to class! Class Policies Attendance: Mandatory Come Prepared: Read assignments Review lecture notes and outlines Cell Phones & Beepers:
Introduction to the biology, ecology and geology of stony corals and the reef structures they build. Topics include, but not limited to, the following: Photobiology Biochemistry Physiology Reproduction Ecology Reef formation Biogeography and evolution of stony corals Human interaction with its ocean resources
By the end of this course the student should: understand and appreciate the special characteristics of coral reef environments, especially Hawaiian reefs. understand ecological principles associated with coral reefs. describe vertebrates and invertebrates associated with coral reefs. develop an understanding of how coral reefs are threatened and what we can do to protect them.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to: understand the process of scientific inquiry understand the difference between hypotheses, theories and laws in science understand the classification process and be able to classify organisms into different kingdoms and phyla
Demonstrate an understanding marine biology with an emphasis on: Scientific method Classification of living things Ocean environment Primary production Plankton Nekton Coral reef communities
Describe the ecological relationships among the living components of the ocean world and their interactions with the physical environment : food webs predator-prey relationships competitors for common resources symbiotic associations zonation
Discuss the impacts of human activities on coral reefs and the significance of these impacts to Pacific island nations and states, for example: overfishing species introductions point & nonpoint source pollution global warming and ozone depletion
Attendance Attendance is mandatory. If a class is to be missed the Instructor must be notified and as to the reason why. Attendance is worth 100 points toward your lecture grade. Each unexcused absence will result in a deduction of 10 points
Reaction Papers Find and attach article related to selected topics TOPICS: Marine Debris Antarctic Krill 2-3 page reaction paper (100 points each)
Review Session You ask questions Jeopardy game Coral Reproduction Broadcast spawning BroodingAsexual Repro Sexual Repro Potluck
EXAMINATIONS: Bring your own scantron At bookstore 6 for $1.25
Exams Exams (6)= 100 points each Allowed a 1-sided 3x5” note card 50 multiple choice questions Final exam is exam 4
Missed Exam Policy No retest unless a legitimate reason Take exam next class time Contact your instructor (email)!
1. 6 assignments worth up to 5 points toward your exam; Each one due at exam. 2. Attend a lecture at Waikiki Aquarium, Hanauma Bay Education Center, participate in a beach or algae cleanup… 3. Review an article related to class content (e.g., Discover magazine, National Geographic, local paper…). No internet articles. 4. Write a 1 page summary-reaction paper, typed, double spaced, size 12 font. Attach article to paper (photocopy or cut it out).
Sign waver Be on time Free to students during assigned time If you can’t make it on assigned day then you can attend another time, but must pay admission fee ($5) Plan on being there for 2 hours