I routinely teach two courses per year.



OCN627, the Ecology of Pelagic Marine Animals, with Jeff Drazen.  This course includes a substantial laboratory component, and in some years we have taken our students to sea.


Course Overview – The pelagic environment is the largest on the planet, comprising the water column from coastal waters to the deep sea.  Its inhabitants are varied and its communities are often complex, adapted to the particular characteristics of their habitat.  Thus the subject is extremely large.  Your marine microbiology course will have already covered microbial ecology, phytoplankton dynamics, primary productivity, and ocean biogeochemistry.   The present course will cover a variety of major topics from zooplankton ecology to fisheries science.  Its goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of what we know and don’t know about the ecology and biology of pelagic marine animals (zooplankton through whales), the methods used in the field, and to create a forum for discussion of the major current questions.


​OCN750 - in Spring 2020, I will co-lead with Angel White a graduate seminar on Professional development for marine scientists.



    OCN201, Science of the Sea, with Phil Thompson and Niklas Schneider (Spring 2020).  You can find a copy of the syllabus for this course here.


    In the past I have also taught OCN310, Global Environmental Change, and coordinated the departmental seminar, OCN780.  





    Zooplankton ecology & genetics


    Goetze lab