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11:628:320 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems 2014

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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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 as the semester progresses. Check back here regularly for possible updates, and links to lecture presentations.

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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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. They are also linked through the course Sakai page.


























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Lecture Date Day Recitation Topic (links are to lecture notes ppt/pdf) Lecturer Reading

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

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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1 3-Sep W No recitation Orientation and lecture: Wind-driven mixing at the ocean surface
Wilkin Mann and Lazier chapters 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.1, and 3.3.2 

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2 5-Sep F
 Sources of nutrients, N2 fixation, PO4 Sikes Libes 2nd ed: Chap 9 pp 221-227 and 232-236; Chap 10 pp 237-246; Chap 24 pp 680-687

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3 8-Sep M
Seasonal succession and spring bloom | Homework 1 distributed (click for pdf) Fuchs
Mann and Lazier chapters 3.3.3 to 3.7

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4 10-Sep W Recitation 1 pm Pelagic food webs and microbial loop
Fuchs Pomeroy et al. 2007

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5 12-Sep F
Nitrogen-phytoplankton-zooplankton models Wilkin

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Theme 2: Coastal Upwelling     

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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6 15-Sep M
Coriolis force and Ekman transport | Homework 1 due Wilkin

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7 17-Sep W Recitation 1 pm Coastal Upwelling |
Homework 2 distributed (click for pdf) NPZ Visualizer
Wilkin

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8 19-Sep F
Upwelling nutrients and tracers Sikes
Libes 2nd edition: Chap 16 pp 403-418

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9 22-Sep M
Concepts in biogeochemical cycles 
Sikes
Libes 2nd edition section 1.3 pp4-8 sect 21.6 pp 553-556

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10 24-Sep
W No recitation Geochemical tracers Sikes Libes 1st edition: Chap 29 pp 557-581

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11 26-Sep F Review during lecture time Review for exam during class time | Homework 2 due TA

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Exam 1 29-Sep M
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Theme 3: Equatorial Circulation and El Nino

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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12 1-Oct W No recitation Equatorial atmosphere-ocean dynamics Wilkin

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El Nino Southern Oscillation | Homework 3 distributed (click for pdf)
Wilkin

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14 6-Oct M
Larval transport Fuchs

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15 8-Oct W Recitation 1 pm Fisheries: CalCoFI case study Fuchs
Mann and Lazier chapter 5

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16 10-Oct F
ENSO related variability and fisheries (1) | Term Paper Info
Fuchs
Chavez et al. 2003

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17 13-Oct M
ENSO related variability and fisheries (2)  Fuchs

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18 15-Oct W No recitation Paleoceanographic record of ENSO | Homework 3 due Sikes

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19 17-Oct F
Ocean/atmosphere CO2 exchange | Term Paper Topic due Sikes Libes 2nd edition: Chap 25 pp 724-735

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20 20-Oct M
Recitation/tutorial during class time TA

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Exam 2 22-Oct W

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Theme 4: Land-Ocean Interactions

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21
24-Oct F

Estuarine circulation | Bob's notes Chant

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22 27-Oct M
Estuarine larval transport
Fuchs

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23 29-Oct
W No recitation No class


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24 31-Oct
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Chemistry of estuaries Sikes Libes 2nd edition: Ch 28 pp 765-778, 782-786, 787-796

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25 3-Nov
M
Coastline processes Sikes

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26 5-Nov
W Recitation 1 pm CO2 and the carbonate system ocean and sediments |
How to get an A on your Term Paper | Tips for Good Writing
Sikes Tips for Good Writing and Wells 2004

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Theme 5: Global climate system

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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27 7-Nov
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Global ocean circulation (1): Wind-driven gyre-scale circulation of the surface ocean and thermocline | Homework 4 distributed (pdf) and link to IPCC AR5 reports | Term Paper 1 Page Outline due
Wilkin

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28 10-Nov
M
Global ocean circulation (2): Transport, conservation properties Wilkin

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29 12-Nov
W Recitation 1 pm Global ocean circulation (3): Water mass properties, polar convection, tracer distributions, global thermohaline circulation Wilkin

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Exam 3 14-Nov F

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30 17-Nov
M

Climate change in the ocean and future scenarios Wilkin

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31 19-Nov
W No recitation Carbonate Cycling and Sediments CO2 chemistry for review  | Term paper info and advice Sikes

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21-Nov
F
Bio-impacts of climate change (1) Fuchs

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33 24-Nov
M
Long term causes of climate change Sikes
Libes 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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34
26-Nov
W No recitation
No class


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35
1-Dec
M
Bio-impacts of climate change (2) Fuchs

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36 3-Dec
W Recitation 1 pm Ocean acoustics: physics | Homework 4 due
Wilkin

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37 5-Dec
F
Ocean acoustics: biology Fuchs

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38 8-Dec
M Review during lecture time Review for exam | Term Projects due Monday Dec 8 by 4 pm
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Exam 4 10-Dec
W
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