Tidal marsh seminar
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.
Meeting time: TBD
Location (UConn): TBD and on-line
To sign up to give a presentation email Chris E.
|--||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|
|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|