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Courses - Fall 2019
MEES
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences Department Site
MEES498I
Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Chesapeake Bay Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with MEES698I. Credit only granted for MEES498I or MEES6 98I. Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
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 over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
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.
MEES608M
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Species Distribution Modeling in R
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES608O
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Topics in OMICS
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES609B
Professional Development in Marine Estuarine Environmental Science; Scientific Job Skills 101
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught 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 taught as 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: 3
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)
MEES680
Cell and Molecular Biology for the Environmental Scientist- From Genes to Ecosystems
Credits: 3
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 IMET and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN)
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; Ecosystem Restoration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with GEOL453 and GEOL789L. Overview of critical ecosyste m functions across biomes/geologic settings emphasizing tradeoffs in restoration designs. Case studies illuminate structure's influence over biophysical and biogeochemical processes supporting ecosystems; the n show how properties of physical, chemical, and ecosystem processes can be altered by different restoration strategies, to optimize ecosyst em services and habitat quality. Includesa semester research project.
MEES698I
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Chesapeake Bay Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with MEES498I. Credit only granted for MEES498I or MEES6 98I. Taught at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (CBL) and over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES698K
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.
MEES698M
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Modeling Chemical Equilibrium in Natural Waters
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES698R
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Stable Isotopes in Environmental Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES698X
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Global Environmental Remote Sensing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at Appalachian Laboratories (AL) 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.
MEES718D
Study Groups on Issues in Marine Estuarine Enviornmental Sciences; Diseases and Population Dynamics of Marine Organisms
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES718E
Study Groups on Issues in Marine Estuarine Enviornmental Sciences; Plastic Pollution: From Land and Ocean
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught over the Interactive Video Network (IVN).
MEES718W
Study Groups on Issues in Marine Estuarine Enviornmental Sciences; Classic Readings in Ecology
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught 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.