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


5 credits


Location: 014 OTB

Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20 T 8:30-11:20

Alternative Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20 M/T 2:00-4:50

Department: FISH/ENVIR

Quarter: Spring

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.