ENV 713a () / 2022-2023

Coastal Ecosystems

Note: this course information is for the 2022-2023 academic year, not the current academic year (2021-2022).
Credits: 3
Fall 2022: Time and location TBA
 

 

An examination of the natural processes controlling coastal ecosystems, the anthropogenic threats to the health of these systems, and the potential for restoration. Coverage of estuaries, rocky shores, seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and mangrove swamps, with a special emphasis on tidal marshes. The course covers a wide range of physical, chemical, and ecological processes. Anthropogenic impacts covered range from local to global and include nutrient enrichment, hypoxia, sea-level rise, invasive species, over-fishing, chemical pollution, marsh drowning, and wetland filling.


Limited to 16