11:628:320 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems 2018

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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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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

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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

* All lecture materials are copyright (c) 2009-2018 by the instructors - permission to use may be granted on request via email to the addresses noted above.
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  Theme 1. Vertical structure of the open ocean: Biology of the mixed layer























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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1 5-Sep W No recitation Orientation & 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 7-Sep F
Sources of nutrients, N2 fixation, PO4 |
Homework 1 distributed (click for pdf)
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 10-Sep M

Primary production in the mixed layer Fuchs
Mann and Lazier chapters 3.3.3 to 3.7

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4 12-Sep W Recitation 1pm
Seasonal succession and the spring bloom
Fuchs Pomeroy et al. 2007

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5 14-Sep F
Pelagic food webs and the microbial loop
Homework 1 due
Fuchs

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17-Sep M

Nitrogen-phytoplankton-zooplankton models
Sharples phyto1d program (exe)       NPZ Visualizer (java)
Wilkin

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Theme 2: Coastal Upwelling     























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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19-Sep W
Recitation 1pm
Coriolis force and Ekman transport
Homework 2 distributed (click for pdf)
Wilkin

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Coastal Upwelling
Wilkin

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24-Sep M

Upwelling nutrients and tracers | Term Paper Info
Sikes
Libes 2nd edition: Chap 16 pp 403-418

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10
26-Sep W
Recitation 1pm (exam review)
Larval transport
Fuchs

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Exam 128-SepF

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11 1-Oct M

Concepts in biogeochemical cycles
Homework 2 due
Sikes
Libes 2nd edition section 1.3 pp4-8 sect 21.6 pp 553-556

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12 3-Oct
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Recitation 1pm
Ocean/atmosphere CO2 exchange
Term paper Info and Tips
Homework 3 distributed (click for pdf)
Sikes
Libes 2nd edition: Chap 25 pp 724-735 and Wells 2004
Tips for Good Writing

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13 5-Oct F

Equatorial atmosphere-ocean dynamics
Term Paper Topic Due
Wilkin

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14 8-Oct M

El Niño Southern Oscillation
Wilkin

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15 10-Oct W
Recitation 1pm
Geochemical tracers of climate  Sikes
Libes 1st edition: Chap 29 pp 557-581

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16 12-Oct F

Paleoceanographic record of ENSO Sikes

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17 15-Oct M


Fisheries: CalCoFI case study

Fuchs
Mann and Lazier chapter 5

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17-Oct W
Recitation 1pm (exam review)
ENSO related variability and fisheries
Homework 3 due BEFORE RECITATION
Fuchs
Chavez et al. 2003

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Exam 2 19-Oct F

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Theme 4: Global climate system

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22-Oct M
CO2 and the carbonate system ocean and sediments
Term Paper Outline due
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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24-Oct W
Recitation 1pm
Carbonates, Paleoclimate, Circulation Sikes

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21 26-Oct F

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

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22 29-Oct
M

Global ocean circulation (2): Transport, conservation properties
Wilkin

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23 31-Oct
W
Recitation 1pm
Global ocean circulation (3): Water masses, convection, tracers, global thermohaline circulation
Homework 4 distributed (click for pdf)
Wilkin

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24 2-Nov
F

IPCC
Link to IPCC AR5 reports
Wilkin

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25 5-Nov
M

Bio-impacts of climate change (1)
Fuchs

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26 7-Nov
W
No recitation!
Bio-impacts of climate change (2)
Fuchs


27
9-Nov
F

Review for exam during class time
Homework 4 due
All

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Exam 3 12-Nov M

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Theme 5: Land-Ocean Interactions

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28 14-Nov
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No recitation!
Estuarine circulation Wilkin

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29 16-Nov
F

Estuarine larval transport
Fuchs

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19-Nov
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Marine debris
Wilkin

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No class - Happy Thanksgiving


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Theme 6: Acoustics

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30 26-Nov
M
Ocean acoustics: physics
Wilkin

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28-Nov
W Recitation 1pm Ocean acoustics: biology
Term Paper due
Fuchs

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30-Nov F
Life after graduation: the awesome you can do with marine sciences!
Slesinger

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37 3-Dec
M
Review for exam
All

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Exam 4 5-Dec
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