Fall Semester

August 27- December 14, 2018

updated 1/88/2018

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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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BIOLOGY 570LA-2 Marine Ecology of the Pacific (California)

Ecology of the rocky intertidal, kelp forest, and mud flat habitats. Introduction to marine mammals, fish and other large West Coast vertebrates. Includes required travel to California over fall break (October preparation for fieldwork before and analysis and presentation of projects after required...
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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 501. Environmental Toxicology

An introduction to the field of environmental toxicology. Study of environmental contaminants from a broad perspective encompassing biochemical, ecological, and toxicological principles and methodologies. Discussion of sources, environmental transport and transformation phenomena, accumulation in...
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ENVIRON 615 Aquaculture and the Environment

The major environmental, social and economic drivers of increasing global aquaculture, with a focus on marine systems. Quantitative evaluation and comparison of the range of species for aquaculture, locations where operations occur, operational aspects including environmental impacts and management...
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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...
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ENVIRON 825LA. Marine Molecular Microbiology

Introduction to microbiology from a marine perspective. Topics include microbial phylogeny, evolution, symbiosis, biotechnology, genomics, and ecology. Laboratory will employ modern molecular techniques to investigate the ecology and evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes. Prerequisite:...
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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 860SA. Political Ecology

Seminar to examine concept of political ecology as means of conceptualizing conservation and development conflicts and solutions. Intended to engage students with political ecology to strengthen usefulness, enrich possibilities, and improve participants ongoing research, collaborations and critical...
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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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