Fall 2018 Course Schedule

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BIOL 582 - Biological Oceanography

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Estuary Hall (Bldg 39), First Floor Classroom       
Mondays, Lecture 10:10 - 12:00, Lab 13:10 - 16:00       
Prerequisites: BIOL 230, BIOL 240
Description: Physical characteristics of oceans; biology of plankton and benthos, emphasizing production and food webs. Identification, sampling, and productivity measurements of marine organisms. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory and field work, 1 unit. Extra fee required.
Units: 4
Instructor: Dr. Ed Carpenter
 

 

Biol 708 – Scientific Methods for Professional Aquatic Scientists

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) Kern Classroom     
Fridays,  13:30 - 16:30
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to research tools and approaches used by scientists including: software for data analysis and presentation, using scientific literature, experimental design, writing scientific papers and proposals, professional communication (oral, poster, letter), time and stress management. (Plus-minus letter grade only).
Units:
Instructor: Dr. William Cochlan

 

 

Biol 863 – Ecophysiology of Harmful Algal Blooms

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) NERR Seminar Room          
Wednesdays, 13:10 - 15:00 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Seminar course which addresses current literature on species which form harmful algal blooms, concentrating in North America. Prepare oral presentations of primary literature, provide overviews of the subject material, develop critical analysis of controversies, and lead class discussions.
Units: 2
Instructor: Dr. William Cochlan
 

 

 

Biol 863 – Marine Symbioses

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) NERR Seminar Room        
Thursdays, 10:10 - 12:00
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Many marine organisms are mutualistic symbioses between two different species that both benefit from the association; e.g., coral reefs, bioluminescent fish, hydrothermal vent clams, etc. The similarities and differences in form and function of these associations are studied. (AB/NC grading only.) Field trips.
Units: 2
Instructor: Dr. Frances Wilkerson

 

 

Biol 883 – Seminar in Marine Biology (Current EOS Center Research)

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Bay Conference Center      
Wednesdays, 15:30 - 17:30
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 4 units when topics vary.
Units:
Instructor: Dr. Piero Mazzini
 

 

Erth 434 – Coastal Processes

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) Kern Classroom         
Mondays, Lecture 13:00-14:50, Lab 15:30-18:15
Prerequisites: MATH 226PHYS 111 or PHYS 220, or consent of instructor.
Description: Dynamics of the nearshore ocean and interactions with the coast and beaches. Topics include tides, coastal waves and currents, sediment transport and beaches, inner shelf processes, and estuarine dynamics. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory and fieldwork, 1 unit. [Formerly OCN 410/OCN 710]
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Piero Mazzini
 
 
 

Geog 857 – Issues in Marine & Estuarine Conservation

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) NERR Seminar Room     
Fridays, 09:30 - 12:15
Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students in geography; GEOG 801 or BIOL 708; or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of issues of marine, wetland and coastal conservation due to human exploitation of resources. Discussions include critical evaluations of landmark and current research; topics of relevance to individual student research. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 2
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Hines

 

 

 

MSCI 709 – Foundations in Global Change in Urbanized Coasts & Estuaries

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) Kern Classroom         
Mondays & Wednesdays, 09:10 - 12:00 
Prerequisites:  Admission to the Interdisciplinary MS RIP TIDES Graduate Training Program; concurrent enrollment in BIOL 708. 
Description: Developing interdisciplinary working knowledge at intersection of global change (climate change, ocean acidification, invasive species, disease, land use), coastal oceanography (physical, biological, chemical, geological), marine/estuarine biology (biodiversity, population, ecosystem, physiology), and societal issues (general public, managers, policymakers). (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3, extra fee required
Instructor: Dr. Frances Wilkerson
 

 

 

MSCI 717 – Writing and Professional Skills Workshop I: Introduction and Methods, Data Analysis and Graphics

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) NERR Seminar Room       
Wednesdays, 11:00 - 11:50 
Prerequisites:  Admission to the Interdisciplinary MS RIP TIDES Graduate Training Program; concurrent enrollment in BIOL 708. 
Description: Weekly discussion of scientific writing statistical analysis, and professional skills with a focus on thesis writing, submit proposals for research funding and fellowships, learn the statistical tests needed for their research projects, and have a clear understanding of how to apply to Ph.D. programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 1
Instructor: Dr. Stuart Siegel
 
 

 

MSCI 788 –  Professional Internship in Marine and Estuarine Sciences

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) NERR Seminar Room   
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:20
Prerequisites:  Admission to the Interdisciplinary MS RIP TIDES Graduate Training Program
Description: Professional internship with a partner organization one day per week. Partners are from wide range of organizations where scientific information is used, not generated. Students will relate what they learn to classmates during weekly group meetings and group discussions with internship mentors to address student career planning questions. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Hines and Dr. Karina Nielsen
 
 
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