ADVANCED PRINCIPLES IN
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (ENR 6100)
Background and Overview
This course will cover principal concepts of environmental science including global environmental challenges ranging from water quality, global climate change, to land use change. A major focus of the course will be to understand different global nutrient cycles and their linkages to pressing environmental issues. To this end, the biogeochemistry, food web dynamics, and abiotic and biotic factors of key ecosystems (forests, grasslands, wetlands, freshwater and marine environment) will be explored when discussing different environmental issues.
1. Describe principles of the natural environment including nutrient cycling, biodiversity, and soil food webs and understand the mechanisms that control major global challenges.
2. Explain how key biogeochemical cycles are critical to solving pressing environmental problems.
3. Compare and contrast case studies highlighting the management of ecosystems and assess the application of basic ecological principals to current environmental problems.
4. Explore interdisciplinary approaches required for managing key ecosystems and solving environmental issues.
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