Seashore Ecology


This course examines the ecological processes and communities on seashores. The different types of seashores will be discussed in terms of their general characteristics; and distribution on the coast of Ghana.  Emphasis will be placed on adaptations as well as the physical, chemical and biological factors that influence distribution of organisms on the seashore.  Plant and animal communities on sandy and rocky beaches will be examined. Practical activities will include sampling, identification and population analysis of the flora and fauna of selected beaches.