- Biological, chemical, physical and geological structure and function of coastal systems; with a special focus on field observations in three important coastal habitats: beaches and rocky shores, marshes, and estuaries.
Science and the Coastal Environment – MARN 4002 – Spring
- Specific cases of multiple impacts on environmental resources and coastal habitats. Current scientific understanding as a basis for sociopolitical decision-making (e.g., land-use impacts on coastal processes in relation to zoning regulation and water-quality criteria).
Environmental Reaction & Transport -MARN 3003Q – Spring
- An introduction to the chemical/biological reactions and transport dynamics of environmental systems. Mass balances, elementary fluid mechanics and the coupled dynamics of lakes, rivers, oceans, groundwater and the atmosphere as biogeochemical systems.