Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems (ENVIR 330/FISH 330)

ENVIR 330/FISH 330

5 credits

Instructor(s):

Location: FSH 107

Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20

Alternative Schedule: Various labs

Department: Cross-listed

Quarter: Spring

Taught by Neil Banas. Links the physics of climate to marine ecosystem processes, exploring both observed climate impacts from the past and projected ecosystem changes due to human-caused climate change in the future. Case studies include polar, sub-arctic, temperate, tropical, and upwelling ecosystems, and ocean-acidification and its projected impacts. Required: high school or college physics and algebra with a basic understanding of Newton's Laws and the ability to comprehend and construct vector diagrams.