Tidal marsh seminar

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EEB 5894-003: Seminar - Ecology and Conservation of Tidal Marshes

This graduate seminar will focus on the effects of human activity on tidal marshes. We will read the book Human Impacts on Salt Marshes (Silliman et al. 2009. Univ. Calif. Press). Most sessions will be lead by graduate students who will work individually or in pairs to prepare a 40 minute (total) lecture on their topic, followed by 30-40 minutes of presenter-led discussion. Discussion should be centered around a set of questions sent out to class participants at least 2 days before the class (i.e., Sunday afternoon at the latest).

The course will run simultaneously, and will involve instructors and students, at five institutions. Meetings will take place on-line, via video conference.

Instructors: Chris Elphick (UConn), Brian Olsen (U Maine), Greg Shriver (U Delaware), Adrienne Kovach (U New Hampshire), Jonathan Cohen (SUNY-Syracuse)

Meeting time: TBD

Location (UConn): TBD and on-line

To sign up to give a presentation email Chris E.

Week of: Who Topic Reading Notes
-- No class Maine students have not yet started classes
Sept Chris E. Introduction to tidal marshes Be aware, probably also some trouble shooting ...
Sept Physical environment Adam 1990 Saltmarsh Ecology ch 1.
Sept Paleo-history of salt marshes Malamud-Roam et al. p. 11-31 here guest lecture
Sept Plant introductions ch. 1,2,4
Oct Animal impacts ch. 3,5 Alisauskas et al. 2011
Oct Trophic interactions ch. 6,7
Oct Development/engineering impacts ch. 8,9
Oct Climate change ch. 10,11
Oct Sediment deposition
Nov Saltmarsh loss ch. 12,13
Nov Restoration and management ch. 14,15
Nov -- THANKSGIVING: No class
Nov Marshes outside North America ch. 16,17,18
Dec Brian/Greg Wrap-up: what have we learned
Dec  ??  ??