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Courses - Fall 2024
MEES
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences Department Site
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07/18/2024 at 07:30 AM
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 MEES698I.

Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES602
R Programming Basics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: MEES708X or MEES602.
Formerly: MEES708X.
R Programming- Part 1 Module (Basics)
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES603
Responsible Conduct of Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: MEES608B or MEES603.
Formerly: MEES608B.
Explores the "rules of the road" for being a scientist. Using a case study approach, the seminar will cover concepts of how science is regulated, what constitutes misconduct, how research is planned, conducted, and reported authorship and data ownership, and the ethical treatment of human and animal subjects. The course will focus mainly on mentor-trainee interactions and diversity in the sciences.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
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.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES608O
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Topics in OMICS: From Environmental Studies to Human Health
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES613
Environmental Statistics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: MEES698B or MEES613.
Formerly: MEES698B.
Extends the quantitative training for students in the environmental sciences. It will explore the basic practices of statistics to inter-disciplinary environmental data. The goal is to train students with the statistical knowledge and tools needed to conduct statistical analysis in their own research. The statistical programming language R is used in class, to complete homework sets, and to analyze online data.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES615
Scientific Writing and Communication
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must have completed first year of graduate study; or permission of the instructor; and must have permission of the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) Program.
Credit only granted for: MEES608D or MEES615.
Formerly: MEES608D.
Additional information: Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
This professional development course will provide graduate students with a solid foundation in the fundamental concepts of scientific writing and communication to both scientists and citizens. Main topics will include the peer-review process and paper structure, how to develop strong editing and review skills, and how to craft effective research and outreach talks. Additional topics will include scientific ethics and application of communication skills to proposals, networking, job applications, and interviews. Students must agree to write new text for each writing assignment.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES620
Environment and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with: ANTH620.
Credit only granted for: ANTH620 or MEES620.
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.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES623
Comparative Animal Physiology
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Undergraduate Biochemistry or Physiology.
Jointly offered with: MEES423.
Introduces students to the many biochemical and physiological mechanisms that allow different species to inhabit a variety of ecosystems.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
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.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES650
Advanced Wetland Ecology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOM301; and ENST360 or other ecology equivalent; or permission of AGNR-Environmental Science and Technology department; or permission of CMNS-Marine & Estuarine-Environmental Science Program).
Cross-listed with: ENST650.
Jointly offered with: ENST450, MEES650.
Credit only granted for: ENST450, ENST650, or MEES650.
Additional information: Wading boots (at least hip length) are strongly recommended.
Plant and animal communities, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem properties of wetlands. Lectures are supplemented by field trips (normally 2 days total during the semester) and in-class labs. Hands-on activities and exercises include identification of wetland plant species, wetland mapping and delineation, and collection and analysis of field data on wetland vegetation, soil, and hydrology. Wading boots (at least hip length) are strongly recommended.
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.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
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.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. e Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES682
Fishery Science and Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Aquatic production and fisheries yields. Introduction to fish population 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.
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES698C
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Spatial Ecology in R
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
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 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 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 MEES698I.

Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES698M
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Modeling Chemical Equilibrium in Natural Waters
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
MEES698V
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Environmental Field Methods
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES698W
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Chemistry of Natural Water
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with ENCE651. Credit only granted for ENCE651 or MEES698W.

Application of principles from chemical thermodynamics and kinetics to the study and interpretation of the chemical composition of natural waters is rationalized by considering metal ion solubility controls, pH, carbonate equilibria, adsorption reactions, redox reactions and the kinetics of oxygenation reactions which occur in natural water environments.
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.
MEES718L
Study Groups on Issues in Marine Estuarine Enviornmental Sciences; Iron Addition to the Ocean: Climate Fix or Climate Disaster
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES718M
Study Groups on Issues in Marine Estuarine Enviornmental Sciences; Coastal Environment and Community Health
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Offered synchronously to all MEES partner institutions via video. Please contact the instructor(s) for access and logistical information as needed.
MEES799
Masters Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.