sp01u1p1 - Unit One Antarctic Ecology Joseph J. Torres...

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Unit One Antarctic Ecology Project Oceanography Spring 2001 1 Joseph J. Torres Professor College of Marine Science University of South Florida Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography University of California at Santa Barbara Dr. Torres completed his graduate studies in 1980 at the University of California. His work focuses on the physiological adaptations of organisms to the pelagic environment. Dr. Torres and his students have approached the study of oceanic organisms from two different perspectives: the vertical and the latitudinal. In the first instance, they compare the adapted characteristics of species living in the deep sea with those living in surface waters. In the second, they compare suites of similar species from widely differing climatic regimes: the subtropics and the Antarctic. By melding the two perspectives they gain a broad-scale understanding of the basic physiological characteristics of oceanic species and the ecological factors that helped to shape them. Current research projects include: (1) determination of metabolic rates,
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course OCB 6050 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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