GEOL 105 - Earth Lab
Planned Offering: Spring
Prerequisite: First-Year or sophomore standing only. The emphasis and location of the study area differs from year to year. Most course activity involves outside field work with a series of multi-day to multi-week field trips. The primary goal of this course is an in-depth introduction to a particular region or field of geological study for introductory level science students. Information about the course is made available prior to the end of the fall term. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different but only four credits may be used toward major requirements.
Spring 2015 topic:
GEOL 105A: Earth Lab: Historical Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay (4). A baseline for conservation and restoration efforts is needed to help set proper restoration goals and assess the success of restoration efforts. In many cases, degradation of biological communities and their physical environments takes place over longer time than a human lifespan, resulting in a shifting reference points. This course explores how to use the paleontological, archaeological, historical, and recent data to chart the decline of Chesapeake Bay communities, as well as how to apply those baselines to current restoration efforts. (SL) Leonard-Pingel, Mitchell. Spring 2015
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