Fall Semester

August 28- December 16, 2017

updated 8/8/2017

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Graduate Fall Courses

BIOLOGY 570LA-1. Experimental Tropical Marine Ecology (Panama)

Distribution and density of marine and semi-terrestrial tropical invertebrate populations; behavioral and mechanical adaptations to physical stress, competition, and predation using rapid empirical approaches and hypothesis testing. Offered only at Beaufort, with preparation for fieldwork before...
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ENV 573A. Coastal Marine Pollution

Sources, fate, and effects of organic, inorganic, and particulate pollutants in the marine environment. Topics include oil spills, coastal eutrophication, marine debris, harmful algae, sewage contamination, dredging, and emerging contaminants. Methods for measuring pollution in the marine...
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ENV 790 Managing Ocean Noise

The 21st century has brought additional scientific information about the impacts of ocean noise on marine animals, from invertebrates to fish to turtles to mammals. We will review and discuss the latest scientific information about the effects of noise, or the lack thereof, on marine animals. We...
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ENVIRON 704LA Biological Oceanography

Discusses patterns of abundance, diversity and activity of organisms in major ocean ecosystems. Identifies major physical, chemical and ecological processes that affect these patterns, and analyzes impact of biology on ecosystems. Uses a ‘flipped’ classroom for enhanced development of quantitative...

ENVIRON 745A. Marine Climate Change

This course explores the science of climate change focusing on marine ecosystems and inhabitants - specifically ocean acidification, warming and sea level rise. Students will learn about factors causing climate change, and how those vary spatially, focusing on sensitive polar ecosystems and marine...
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ENVIRON 776A. Marine Mammals

Ecology, social organization, behavior, acoustic communication, and management issues. Focused on marine mammals in the southeastern United States (for example, bottlenose dolphin, right whale, West Indian manatee).
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ENVIRON 786A. Marine Policy

Formal study of policy and policy-making concerning the coastal marine environment. History of specific marine-related organizations, legislation, and issues and their effects on local, regional, national, and international arenas. Topics explored through use of theoretical and methodological...

ENVIRON 790SA. Marine Metapopulations

This course will serve as an introduction to the analysis of marine metapopulations and metapopulation connectivity. Topics covered will include metapopulation theory and its application to marine organisms, applied research and management of marine metapopulations, and statistical approaches to...

ENVIRON 859. Advanced Geospatial Analysis (Durham)

Provide training in more advanced skills such as: GIS database programming, modeling applications, spatial decision support systems and Internet map server technologies. The course requires a fundamental knowledge of geospatial analysis theory, analysis tools, and applications. Taught in Durham.
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ENVIRON 876A. Data and Time Series Analysis in Marine Sciences

Analysis of environmental time-series and other data sets. Topics include discrete sampling issues, data rejection and interpolation, coordinate rotations and principal axes, curve fits, regression, error and propagation of uncertainty, bootstrapping, filtering, spectral analysis, harmonic analysis...
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