11:628:320 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems 2019

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.

















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The lecture schedule published here may change as the semester progresses.

Check back here regularly for possible updates, and for links to lecture presentations.













































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Instructors:
John Wilkin (physics) 848-932-3366  jwilkin@rutgers.edu
Liz Sikes (geochemistry) 848-932-3257 sikes@marine.rutgers.edu

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


Teaching Assistant:
Austin Grubb (TA) 848-932-3267 austin.grubb@marine.rutgers.edu  
Office Hours: By appointment, room 305D in Marine & Coastal Sciences building


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)

Recitation meets: Wednesday 1pm in FS-109












































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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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.












































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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

* All lecture materials are copyright (c) 2009-2019 by the instructors - permission to use may be granted on request via email to the addresses noted above.
Lecturer Reading

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










































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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1 4-Sep W No recitation Orientation  Fuchs

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2 6-Sep F
Wind-driven mixing at the ocean surface
Homework 1 distributed (click for pdf)
Wilkin Mann and Lazier chapters 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.1, and 3.3.2

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3 9-Sep M
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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4 11-Sep W Recitation 1pm
Primary production in the mixed layer
Fuchs Mann and Lazier chapters 3.3.3 to 3.7

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5 13-Sep F
Seasonal succession and the spring bloom
Fuchs Pomeroy et al. 2007

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6 16-Sep M
Food webs and the microbial loop
Homework 1 DUE
Fuchs

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7 18-Sep W Recitation 1pm Concepts in biogeochemical cycles
Sikes

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8 20-Sep F
No class- Please attend the Climate Strike on College Ave!

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9 23-Sep M
Nitrogen-phytoplankton-zooplankton models
Sharples phyto1d program (exe)       NPZ Visualizer (java)
Wilkin Libes 2nd edition: Chap 16 pp 403-418

Theme 2: Coastal Upwelling    

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25-Sep W No recitation! Review for exam 1 during class time Grubb

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27-Sep F
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10 30-Sep M
Coriolis force and Ekman transport
Wilkin

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11 2-Oct W Recitation 1pm Coastal Upwelling
Homework 2 distributed (click for pdf)
Wilkin

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12 4-Oct F
Upwelling nutrients and tracers
Term paper tips (Liz)
Sikes Libes 2nd edition section 1.3 pp4-8 sect 21.6 pp 553-556

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13 7-Oct M
Larval transport
Term paper topic due
Fuchs

Theme 3: Equatorial Circulation and El Nino

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14 9-Oct W Recitation 1pm Equatorial atmosphere-ocean dynamics Wilkin Tips for Good Writing

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15 11-Oct F
El Niņo Southern Oscillation (in class quiz ENSO slide)
Homework 2 due
Wilkin

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16 14-Oct M
Geochemical tracers of climate
Homework 3 distributed (click for pdf)
Sikes Libes 1st edition: Chap 29 pp 557-581

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17 16-Oct W Recitation 1pm Fisheries: CalCoFI case study Fuchs Mann and Lazier chapter 5

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18 18-Oct F
ENSO related variability and fisheries Fuchs Chavez et al. 2003

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19 21-Oct M

Paleoceanographic record of ENSO
Sikes

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23-Oct W No recitation! Review for exam 2 during class time
Term paper outline due


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25-Oct F
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Theme 4: Land-ocean interactions

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20 28-Oct M
Estuarine circulation Wilkin

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21 30-Oct W Recitation 1pm Estuarine chemistry Sikes

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22 1-Nov F
Coastline processes
Sikes

Theme 5: Global climate system

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23 4-Nov M
Ocean/atmosphere CO2 exchange Sikes Libes 2nd edition: Chap 25 pp 724-735 and Wells 2004

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24 6-Nov W Recitation 1pm CO2 and the carbonate system Sikes


8-Nov F
Global ocean circulation (1): Wind-driven gyre-scale circulation of the surface ocean and thermocline Wilkin

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

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25 13-Nov W No recitation! Review for exam 3 during class time
Homework 4 distributed (click for pdf)
Link to IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Homework questions relate to the Summary for Policymakers
Grubb

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26 15-Nov F
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27 18-Nov M
Global ocean circulation (3): Water masses, convection, tracers, global thermohaline circulation Wilkin

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28 20-Nov W Recitation 1pm Carbonates, Paleoclimate, Circulation 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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29 22-Nov F
Global Change in the Ocean
IPCC Assessment Report 5 - 2013
Wilkin

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30 25-Nov M

Bio-impacts of climate change (1)
Fuchs

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27-Nov W No recitation! No class - Happy Thanksgiving

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31 2-Dec M
Bio-impacts of climate change (2) Fuchs


Theme 6: Acoustics

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32 4-Dec W
Ocean acoustics: physics
Term Paper due
Wilkin
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Ocean acoustics: biology Fuchs
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9-Dec M No recitation! Review for exam 4 during class time All
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