16:712:544 (S) Coastal Biogeochemical Cycles In a Changing World (3)
The course will use coastal systems systems to explore important concepts in marine chemistry in the coastal zone and nearshore sediments. It will investigate how the disciplines of chemistry, biology and geology are used to understand marine processes in the coastal zone. These high productivity regions of intense biogeochemical cycling are increasingly challenged by anthropogenic changes including: Sea level rise, ocean acidification, and eutrophication. We will study 4 coastal environments from the poles to the tropics while building skills in analysis software. Prerequisites: One year of college chemistry.
16:712:561 (F) Professional Science Writing and Presentation (3)
Presenting your science at international meetings. Effective design of data and conceptual figures, and tables that are fit for different purposes. Writing thesis or fellowship proposals and manuscripts. Understanding the peer review process. Job applications. Science communication to the public.