Explore the status of marine life in our seas

The world’s oceans are home to millions of marine species – a phenomenal diversity of organisms that have evolved to thrive in the warmth of the equator and cold of the poles. But how do we gauge the health of our oceans?

Using models from Cornell’s Blaschka Collection and work in tropical and temperate oceans, Drew Harvell takes the pulse of Earth’s marine life, discussing climate change, marine invertebrate biodiversity, disease ecology, conservation biology, and the path to a sustainable future.

Course Details

This course combines four hours of live lecture/discussion with approximately three hours of pre-recorded course materials, along with supplemental resources. Optional: To get the most out of this course, Drew recommends you purchase her book, Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease (Oakland: University of California Press, 2009). Upon registration, choose the following meeting time (Section 1 is full):

  • Section 2: M, W, TH, and F from 3:30–4:30 p.m. EDT

Class size is limited to 20 students, so register now to secure your spot.