Fall Semester

August 26- December 13, 2019

updated 5/8/2019

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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...

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...

ENVIRON 719A. 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...

ENVIRON 753LA. Sensory Physiology Of Marine Animals

Sensory physiological principles with emphasis on visual and chemical cues. Laboratories will use behavior to measure physiological processes. This course focuses on what biologists/environmental managers need to know about chemistry and how physiology responds to the environment. Anthropocene...

ENVIRON 773A. Marine Ecology with Discussion (no lab)

Ecology from a policy and management perspective. Recitations and discussions target a policy- and management oriented graduate audience. Lecture topics include factors that influence the distribution, abundance and diversity of marine organisms, characteristics of marine habitats, adaptation to...

ENVIRON 773LA. Marine Ecology (lab course)

**Note: Enrollment in Marine Ecology with the laboratory will be avaiable as a permission only, after the undergraduate enrollment window has closed. Enrollment in Marine Ecology ENV 773A with discussion (no laboratory) is available to grad students with no permission required. ** Ecology from a...

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).

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 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.

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...

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...

ENVIRON 886A. Current Topics in Marine Conservation

PhD-level reading seminar to review current literature in marine biology focusing on basic ecological principles. Course will satisfy the "Current Topics" requirement in the Marine Biology track of the Marine Science and Conservation Ph.D. degree. Students will rotate presenting primary literature...

ENVIRON 887A. Theory and Methods for Policy Analysis of the Commons

Survey course of main theories and methods used by scholars to understand how collective action problems and different institutional arrangements affect how common-pool resources and public goods are governed. Students are asked to design a project that incorporates some of the concepts and...