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Courses - Spring 2019
MEES
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences Department Site
MEES432
Physiological Ecology of Animals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI361; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: MEES498E, MEES698E, MEES432, or MEES632.
Formerly: MEES498E.
An examination of the influence of environmental constrains on animal function and energetic efficiency in the context of abiotic conditions in the habitats occupied by individuals.
Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES498T
Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Marine and Environmental Biotechnology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES608F
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Current Topics in Fisheries Science: Best Papers in Fisheries
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This class will explore topics of current interest in the fisheries sciences. The class will consist of a mix of readings and presentations by students and/or professional fishery scientists concerning different aspects of fisheries and their management. Students will explore current and classic literature on the selected topics, and complete a final project that could be a presentation or group project. Students will select topics from lists of Best Papers in Fisheries originating from several different sources, and use those papers as a basis to explore related literature.
MEES609A
Professional Development in Marine Estuarine Environmental Science; Applied Environmental Science
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES611
Estuarine Systems Ecology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
A broad systems perspective on the important components and processes o estuarine ecosystems, with quantitative and/or mathematical treatment toward development of representative models for estuarine dynamics.
Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES618A
Seminars in Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences; Scaling Fisheries: An Early History of Fisheries Science
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES621
Biological Oceanography
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Population and community ecology of estuarine and marine systems; coastal and estuarine processes are emphasized in the context of oceans in general. Field and lab trips required.
Taught over the Interactive Video Network.
MEES627
Environmental Geochemistry II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MEES626; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: MEES627 or MEES698K.
Formerly: MEES698K.
Detailed examination of aquatic geochemical cycles, including inorganic and organic geochemistry. Topics include global biogeochemical cycles, estuarine cycling, redox cycles, radiochemistry, stable isotope biogeochemistry and sediment biogeochemistry/diagenesis.
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES632
Physiological Ecology of Animals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: MEES698E, MEES498E, MEES432, MEES632.
Formerly: MEES698E.
An examination of the influence of environmental constrains on animal function and energetic efficiency in the context of abiotic conditions in the habitats occupied by individuals.
Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES661
Physics of Estuarine and Marine Environments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed one year of physics coursework; and must have completed one year of calculus coursework. Or permission of instructor.
General introduction to the physical oceanography of estuarine and marine systems. Physical characteristics of seawater, heat and mass transport, major ocean currents, basic dynamical oceanography, surface waves, tides, turbulence, sediment transport, estuarine circulation.
Taught at Horn Point Laboratories (HPL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES681
Advanced Ecological Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: (CHEM131; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department); and (MATH120; or must have completed MATH220); and PHYS121. Or permission of instructor.
Also offered as: ENST681.
Credit only granted for: ENST481, ENST681, or MEES681.
An advanced survey course on the field of ecological design. Principles of design are illustrated with case studies from biologically-based waste treatment systems, ecosystem management and sustainable development.
MEES698G
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Sediment Dynamics in Coast and Estuarine Environments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Horn Point Laboratories (HPL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES698K
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Introduction to GIS
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of Department. This class is self paced and not over IVN.
MEES698T
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Marine and Environmental Biotechnology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
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.
MEES708M
Advanced Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science; Environmental Statistic II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).

This course will extend statistical training of the students to advanced topics of time series analysis and spatial statistics. After taking this course, students will be familiar with a variety of state-of-the-art approaches for qualitative analysis of time- and space-dependent data. Students will become competent users of these methods by practicing them in class and in their homework assignments using the statistical programming language R.
MEES712
Advanced Population Dynamics and Assessment
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MEES607 or BIOM601; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: MEES698D or MEES712.
Formerly: MEES698D.
Quantitative and modeling skills, including understanding of population dynamics and responses of populations to exploitation and management actions. Coverage of population models of production, mortality, stock and recruitment, age and growth, and harvesting, and methods for using these models to provide management advice.
Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
MEES743
Aquatic Toxicology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Comprehensive course in which a definitive description of basic concepts and principles, laboratory testing and field situations, as well as examples of typical data and their interpretation and use by industry and water resource managers, will be discussed. The toxicological action and fate of environmental pollutants will be examined in aquatic ecosystems, whole organisms and at the cellular, biochemical and molecular levels.
Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) 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.