Physical Marine Science (PHMS)

PHMS 250  Introduction to Marine Sciences  (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): GNED 199, WRIT 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite. A general study of the marine sciences, including origin and evolution of the oceans, physical and chemical properties of seawater, marine life, oceanic circulation, atmospheric-ocean exchange and other processes that take place in the oceans. This course also deals with marine resources and human interaction with the marine environment. Field trips required. May be taught off-campus at the NJ Marine Sciences Consortium in the summer. Meets Gen Ed - Natural Science Laboratory. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 250.

PHMS 350  Oceanography  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): EAES 240, EAES 250, PHMS 250 or departmental approval. Study of the physical and chemical properties of sea water, oceanic circulation, waves and tides, and estuarine and shoreline processes. May be taught off-campus at the NJ Marine Sciences Consortium in the summer. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 350.

PHMS 422  Biology of Marine Plankton  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. A study of the marine phytoplankton and zooplankton, their collection, analysis and interpretation. Their role in the ecosystem will be stressed as will be their distribution, particularly those of the near shore and estuarine environment. Field trips will be made to coastal New Jersey. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.

PHMS 450  Marine Botany  (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. An introduction to the structure, systematics, physiology and ecology of algae and metaphyta of the marine environment. Emphasis will be placed on the flora of the estuary and tidal marsh. Biology of the associated phytoplankton will be studied. Also offered at the site of New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.

PHMS 451  Coastal Marine Geology  (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): EAES 340, EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 441 or departmental approval. A study of the geologic processes concerned with the supra-, inter-, and sub-tidal areas of the near shore environment. Field studies will emphasize the dynamics of erosion and deposition as well as general sedimentation associated with modification of barrier beaches and other land forms of the New Jersey shoreline. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 451.

PHMS 452  Dynamic Beach Processes  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): EAES 340, EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 441 or departmental approval. Study of the processes and forces involved in material transport within the beach zone. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 452.

PHMS 453  Tidal Marsh Sedimentations  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): EAES 340, EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 441 or departmental approval. Processes involved in sediment transport and deposition within the marsh system. Geologic history of tidal marshes. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 453.

PHMS 456  Physical Oceanography  (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351 or departmental approval. A survey of modern oceanography and its methods including characteristics of sea water, theories of ocean currents and, in general, applications of biological, geological, physical, meteorological and engineering sciences to the study of the oceans. Offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 456.

PHMS 458  Marine Science Education  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351 or departmental approval. Selected field experiences and laboratory methods utilized to develop resources from the marine environment to be used in teaching the various disciplines. Offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 458.

PHMS 459  Independent Study in the Marine Sciences  (1-4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Individual research projects will be selected under the guidance of a professor associated with the consortium. Open only to those advanced undergraduate students who have indicated a potential for original thinking. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 10 credits as long as the topic is different. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 459.

PHMS 551  Coastal Geomorphology  (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Equivalent of EAES 200 or departmental approval. Restriction(s): Matriculation in an Earth and Environmental Studies or MS Biology graduate program. Coastlines and their evolution; processes and materials of the coastal zone; shore zone hydrodynamics and sedimentation: beach and barrier systems with special emphasis on the New Jersey shoreline. Offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 551.

PHMS 559  Special Topics in the Marine Sciences  (1-4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. An opportunity for the qualified graduate student to do research in a field of marine science selected under the guidance of a professor. Open only to graduate students who have indicated a potential for original thinking. Also offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 10 credits as long as the topic is different. Mutually Exclusive with EAES 559.

PHMS 564  Benthic Ecology  (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Community structure, tropic dynamics species diversity and distribution of bottom dwelling organisms in relationship to their environment. Lectures, lab work, field investigation of marine benthos. Offered at N.J. Marine Sciences Consortium.

PHMS 565  Tidal Marsh Ecology  (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Salt marsh development and physiography: community structure, energetics, and interrelationships. The role of salt marshes in estuarine and marine systems. The impact of man on the marsh. Offered at N.J. Marine Sciences Consortium.

PHMS 566  Ecology of the Estuary  (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Emphasis is placed upon the important biotic, chemical and physical parameters of New Jersey's estuaries. An underlying theme is the evolution and successional trends of estuarine communities. Ecology of individual communities is studied by field trips to Delaware Bay shore and to some Atlantic coastbays, marshes and off-shore barrier islands. Also offered at the N.J. Marine Sciences Consortium.