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Courses - Fall 2018
MEES
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences Department Site
MEES607
Quantitative Methods in Environmental Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH120 and MATH121; or must have completed MATH220 and MATH221; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: MEES607 or MEES698G.
Formerly: MEES698G.
Mathematical approaches and solutions (both analytical and numerical) that cut across environmental disciplines, and will introduce analytical techniques.
Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES608B
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Responsible Conduct of Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES608D
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Scientific Writing and Communication
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at the Horn Point Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES608R
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Applied Bayesian Statistics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Chesapeake Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES608U
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Coastal Risk and Resilience
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Horn Point Laboratories (HPL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES614
(Perm Req)
Landscape Ecology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Landscape ecology emphasizes spatial patterning--its causes, development, and importance for ecological processes. Students will become familiar with concepts, methods, and applications of landscape ecology through reading classic and contemporary literature representative of state-of-the-art research; class lectures; completion of two projects designed to provide "hands on" experience with some of the quantitative methods and tools; and completion of one independent project.
Taught at Appalachian Laboratories (AL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES620
Environment and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Additional information: Offered over the interactive video network.
Students will obtain foundational knowledge of core theories and methods that integrate cultural and socio-economic research into environmental science. Key topics include: coupled natural and human systems, cultural models of the environment, social networks, ecological economics, political ecology, environmental justice, and science communication.
Taught at UMCP and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN). Also offered as ANTH620. Credit only granted for MEES620 or ANTH620.
MEES637
Zooplankton Ecology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MEES621; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: MEES698G, MEES637.
Formerly: MEES698G.
A quantitative investigation of zooplankton ecology, emphasizing population dynamics and modeling, feeding, behavior, food-webs, and bio-physical interactions.
Taught at Horn Point Laboratories (HPL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES640
Interconnected Earth Systems:Land, Ocean, and Estuary
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Explores the interconnected physical and biogeochemical systems of land, estuary, and ocean with cross cutting themes of human impacts and global change. Broad concepts will be combined with targeted interactive case studies to demonstrate how these systems are linked by humans, climate, and water.
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES660
Ecological Systems
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to the field of ecology is provided for matriculating graduate students and prepares them for more advanced concepts. Students will be exposed to ecology both in theory and practice through lectures, readings, and quantitative exercises, round table debates and discussions with current practitioners.
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES663
Ecological Genomics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
New technologies in genomics, especially next-generation sequencing, have revolutionized the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology across all hierarchical levels of biological organization. Within virtually any species, we can now study genetic diversity and gene expression across the entire genome to understand adaptation to current environments and responses to global change. In multi-species contexts, we now have the tools to understand the importance of interspecific gene flow in adaptation, determine the role of genetic diversity in community composition, and characterize the diversity and function of cryptic organisms, such as microbes, in communities and ecosystems. This course will cover the major research topics in ecological genomics, considering individual, population, interspecific, and community and ecosystem hierarchical levels. The course will comprise lectures, student-led discussions of primary literature exemplifying applications of genomics to contemporary environmental problems, and hands-on experience manipulating and analyzing real genomic data sets with the latest bioinformatic tools in the UNIX/Linux and R environments.
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES680
Cell and Molecular Biology for the Environmental Scientist- From Genes to Ecosystems
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introduces environmental scientists to the methods and approaches that are the foundations for today's breakthroughs in molecular and cellular biology. Detailed examination of papers published in the last few years along with online background materials will be used to reinforce the connection of key concepts to experimentation.
Taught at the Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology (IMET) and over the Interactive Video Network.
MEES682
Fishery Science and Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Aquatic production and fisheries yields. Introduction to fish populatio dynamics and assessment methods. Effects of fishing on resource potential yields. Causes of fluctuations in resource abundance. An emphasis on the relationship between science and management.
MEES698B
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Environmental Statistics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES698E
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Principles and Practices of Ecosystem Restoration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as GEOL453 and GEOL789L. Overview of critical ecosystem functions across biomes/geologic settings emphasizing tradeoffs in restoration designs. Case studies illuminate structure's influence over biophysical and biogeochemical processes supporting ecosystems; then show how properties of physical, chemical, and ecosystem processes can be altered by different restoration strategies, to optimize ecosystem services and habitat quality. Includesa semester research project.
MEES698P
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Phytoplankton Physiological Ecology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught over the interactive video network.
MEES699
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MEES708X
Advanced Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science; R Programming - Introduction
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
MEES708Y
Advanced Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science; R Programming - Intermediate
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
MEES718B
Study Groups on Issues in Marine Estuarine Enviornmental Sciences; Global Crisis Coral Reefs
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Chesapeake Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES718C
Study Groups on Issues in Marine Estuarine Enviornmental Sciences; Nutrients in the Choptank River
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Horn Point Laboratories (HPL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES799
Masters Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MEES898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MEES899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.