BIOS S-74 Marine Life and Ecosystems of the Sea

7-week session | CRN 32373

This course explores the life history and adaptations of marine life and the ecosystems of the sea. Emphasis is placed on understanding the fragility and resilience of marine systems in the face of anthropogenically driven perturbations such as habitat fragmentation, elevated sea surface temperature, alien species, nonsustainable fishing practices, and increased global tourism.

Course information
Class meetings

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3:15-6:15 pm
Museum of Comparative Zoology 202

Required sections Wednesdays, 3:15-6:15 pm.

Start date

Tuesday, June 26


4 credits

Course tuition


Enrollment status

  • Limited to 16 students
  • Prerequisites

    One year of secondary school biology.


    Harvard College students see additional information.


    Collin H. Johnson, PhD.

    Preceptor in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

    Registration opens March 1

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