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11:628:320 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems 2013



















































































































































































































































































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An overview of the fundamental processes in the marine environment with emphasis on interdisciplinary linkages in the functioning of marine ecosystems. Understanding the dynamics in the physics, chemistry, and biology of the oceans will be emphasized.



















































































































































































































































































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This schedule may change at the semester progresses. Check back here regularly for possible updates, and links to lecture presentations.



















































































































































































































































































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Instructors:



















































































































































































































































































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John Wilkin (physics) 848-932-3366  jwilkin@rutgers.edu



















































































































































































































































































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Liz Sikes (geochemistry) 848-932-3257 sikes@marine.rutgers.edu



















































































































































































































































































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Heidi Fuchs (biology) 848-932-3252 hfuchs@marine.rutgers.edu



















































































































































































































































































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Alex Lopez (TA) 848-932-3365 alopez@marine.rutgers.edu
     Office Hours: By appointment, room 210 (suite 214) in Marine & Coastal Sciences building




















































































































































































































































































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Class meets: Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 2:15 pm to 3:35 pm in FS-109 (Food Science Building, corner College Farm and Dudley Roads)



















































































































































































































































































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Selected chapters are available on reserve in the Chang Library. These are highlighted in the Reading column below. To access them, go to the libraries homepage at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu. On the left hand column click on Find Reserves and enter the course number 11:628:320 or search by instructor name Sikes



















































































































































































































































































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LectureDateDayRecitationTopic (links are to lecture notes ppt/pdf)LecturerReading

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  Theme 1. Vertical structure of the open ocean: Biology of the mixed layer



















































































































































































































































































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1Sep-4WNo recitationOrientation and lecture: Sources of nutrients, N2 fixation, PO4 | Assessments
SikesLibes 2nd ed: Chap 9 pp 221-227 and 232-236; Chap 10 pp 237-246; Chap 24 pp 680-687

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2Sep-6F
Wind-driven mixing at the ocean surfaceWilkinMann and Lazier chapters 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.1, and 3.3.2 

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3Sep-9M
Primary production in the mixed layer | Homework 1 distributed FuchsMann and Lazier chapters 3.3.3 to 3.7

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4Sep-11WRecitation 1 pm Seasonal cycles and food webs FuchsPomeroy et al. 2007

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5Sep-13F
Nitrogen-phytoplankton-zooplankton modelsWilkin

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Theme 2: Coastal Upwelling     



















































































































































































































































































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6Sep-16M
Coriolis force and Ekman transport | Homework 1 dueWilkin

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7Sep-18WRecitation 1 pmCoastal Upwelling | Homework 2 distributed (click for pdf)Wilkin

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8Sep-20F
Larval transportFuchs

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9Sep-23M
Fisheries: CalCoFI case studyFuchsMann and Lazier chapter 5

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10Sep-25WNo recitationUpwelling nutrients and tracersSikesLibes 2nd edition: Chap 16 pp 403-418

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11Sep-27FReview during lecture timeReview for exam during class time | Homework 2 dueLopez

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Exam 1Sep-30M
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Theme 3: Equatorial Circulation and El Nino



















































































































































































































































































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12Oct-2WNo recitationEquatorial atmosphere-ocean dynamicsWilkin

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13Oct-4F
El Nino Southern Oscillation | Homework 3 distributed (click for pdf)  Wilkin

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14Oct-7M
Concepts in biogeochemical cycles SikesLibes 2nd edition section 1.3 pp4-8 sect 21.6 pp 553-556

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15Oct-9WRecitation 1 pmGeochemical tracers | Term paper info and adviceSikesLibes 1st edition: Chap 29 pp 557-581

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16Oct-11F
Paleoceanographic record of ENSOSikes

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17Oct-14M
ENSO related variability and fisheries (1)FuchsChavez et al. 2003

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18Oct-16WNo recitationENSO related variability and fisheries (2) | Homework 3 dueFuchs

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19Oct-18F
Ocean/atmosphere CO2 exchange Sikes

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20Oct-21M
Carbonate Cycling and Sediments CO2 chemistry for review | Term Paper Topic dueSikesLibes 2nd edition: Chap 25 pp 724-735

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21Oct-23WReview during lecture timeRecitation/tutorial during class timeLopez

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Exam 2Oct-25F
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Theme 4: Land-Ocean Interactions



















































































































































































































































































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22Oct-28M
Estuarine circulationWilkin

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23Oct-30WNo recitationEstuarine larval transport Fuchs

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24Nov-1F
Chemistry of estuariesSikesLibes 2nd edition: Ch 28 pp 765-778, 782-786, 787-796

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25Nov-4M
Coastline processesSikes

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26Nov-6WRecitation 1 pmHow to get an A on your Term Paper | Tips for Good WritingSikes Tips for Good Writing and Wells 2004

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Theme 5: Global climate system



















































































































































































































































































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27Nov-8F
Global ocean circulation (1): Wind-driven gyre-scale circulation of the surface ocean and thermocline
WilkinTerm project 1 page outline due

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28Nov-11M
Global ocean circulation (2): Transport, conservation properties
Wilkin

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29Nov-13WNo recitationGlobal ocean circulation (3): Water mass properties, polar convection, tracer distributions, global thermohaline circulationWilkin

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30Nov-15FReview during lecture timeReview for exam during class time | Homework 4 distributed (pdf) - follow link here to IPCC AR5 Working Group 1 summaryLopez

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Exam 3Nov-18M
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31Nov-20WNo recitationClimate change in the ocean and future scenarios Wilkin

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Nov-22F
No Class

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32Nov-25M
Long term causes of climate changeSikesLibes 2nd edition: Chap 25 pp 735-758. Chapter 13 pp 213-220 of online book Introduction to Physical Oceanography, by R.H. Stewart

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33Nov-27WNo recitation
Bio-impacts of climate change (1) Fuchs

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34Dec-2M
Bio-impacts of climate change (2) Fuchs

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Theme 6: Acoustics



















































































































































































































































































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35Dec-4WRecitation 1 pmOcean acoustics: physics | Homework 4 due Wilkin

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36Dec-6F
Ocean acoustics: biologyFuchs

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37Dec-9MReview during lecture timeReview for exam | Term Projects due 4 pm Dec 9. Absolute final extension deadline strictly by arrangement with the instructors is Fri Dec 13 at noonAll

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Exam 4Dec-11W
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