Spring Semester

January 11 - May 5, 2017

updated 9/6/16

Block Schedule: January 11 - May 5, 2017
Block A: Jan 12 – Feb 10
Block B: Feb 13 – Mar 10                                                                                                                                                     Spring Break: Mar 11 - Mar 19
Block C: Mar 20 – Apr 12
Block D: Apr 13 – May 5


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Graduate Spring Courses

BIOLOGY 777LA. Marine Invertebrate Zoology

Structure, function, and development of invertebrates collected from estuarine and marine habitats. In this course, we will explore biodiversity through explorations of marine invertebrate life. Emphasis will be placed on relationships between form and function, phylogeny, adaptations to the...
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ENVIRON 533A. Marine Fisheries Policy

Principles, structure, and process of public policy-making for marine fisheries. Topics include local, regional, national, and international approaches to the management of marine fisheries. A social systems approach is used to analyze the biological, ecological, social, and economic aspects of the...

ENVIRON 551DA. Conservation and Development

Open to Undergraduates Interrelated issues of conservation and development. Topics include the evolution of the two concepts and of theories regarding the relationship between them, the role of science, values, ethics, politics and other issues in informing beliefs about them, and strategies for...
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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 770A. Physical Oceanography

Fundamental physical principles of ocean circulation. Physical properties of seawater; forces acting on the ocean such as heat, pressure gradients, wind stress, rotation, and friction; and conservation equations for heat, mass and momentum. Applications include geostrophic balances, thermal wind,...
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ENVIRON 822A. Coastal Watershed Science and Policy

Examination of coastal watersheds, their biological function, and how anthropogenic modifications impact wetlands, estuaries and near shore coastal ecosystems. Human ecosystem modifications addressed in terms of alterations caused by forestry, agriculture, highways, rural housing, suburban...
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ENVIRON 824A. Marine Conservation Biology (Travel Course)

Introduction to marine conservation in a small island context with an exploration of how traditional and modern methods play out in practice. Most of the course will be taught abroad, where students will meet traditional chiefs, fishers, state governors, NGO practitioners,scientists and politicians...
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