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Courses - Fall 2023
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Ecosystem Health and Protection
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENST233 or permission of instructor.
Discussion of the philosophies, principles, and practices for assessing ecosystem health with emphasis on an ecosystem perspective rather than a human health perspective. Degradation associated with human activities will be emphasized. Topics will range from local to regional to global issues, including a discussion on global warming and its possible impacts on ecosystems. Concepts will be clarified using case histories from the Chesapeake Bay watershed.