Deep-Sea Science and Environmental Management explores ecosystems in the deep sea, including fundamental aspects of geology, chemistry, and biodiversity; behavioral, physiological and biochemical adaptations of organisms (primarily invertebrate, but may include microbial and vertebrate components)...Instructor:
January 11 - May 5, 2018
Block Schedule: January 11 - May 5, 2018
Block A: Jan 11 – Feb 9
Block B: Feb 12– Mar 9
Spring Break: Mar 10 - Mar 18
Block C: Mar 19– Apr 11
Block D: Apr 12– May 4
Graduate Spring Courses
Spring class with trip to the Gulf of California. Experiential education course on community-based conservation. Students learn first-hand about the challenges (accomplishments, failures, and promises) involved in its design and practice in developing countries of high biological diversity. Learn...Instructor:
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...
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...Instructor:
Experiential field oriented course in Singapore and Malaysia focusing on human ecology, tropical diversity, disturbed habitats, Asian extinctions, and resource management. Students spend approximately three weeks ( approximately February 18 - March 9, 2018) in Singapore/Malaysia during spring...Instructor:
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...
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,...Instructor:
Factors that influence the distribution, abundance, and diversity of marine organisms. Course structure integrates lectures, field excursions, lab exercises and an independent project. Lecture topics include physical characteristics of marine systems, adaptation to environment, species interactions...Instructor:
This course includes a field expedition to study sea turtles in their natural habitat, presents the biology of sea turtles (evolution, anatomy, physiology, behavior, life history, population dynamics) and emphasizes their role in marine ecosystem structure and function.Instructor:
Environmental factors, biological rhythms, and behavioral adaptations in the comparative physiology of marine animals.
Fundamentals of marine bioacoustics with a focus on current literature and conservation issues. Topics include: introduction to acoustics; acoustic analysis methods and quantitative tools; production and recording of sound; ocean noise; propagation theory; active and passive acoustics; hearing,...Instructor:
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...Instructor:
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...Instructor: