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 30 minute lecture on their topic, followed by 30-50 minutes of presenter-led discussion. Discussion should be centered around a set of question 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. [DETAILS TO BE POSTED HERE]

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

Meeting time: Tuesdays 12:30-2

Location (UConn): BioPharmacy 3rd floor fish bowl (PBB 303) and on-line

To sign up to give a presentation email Chris E.

Week of: Who Topic Reading Notes
28 Aug -- No class Maine students have not yet started classes
4 Sept Chris E. Introduction to tidal marshes Be aware, probably also some trouble shooting ...
11 Sept Chris F. (tides) and ?? Physical environment
18 Sept Joe Kelley Paleo-history of salt marshes guest lecture
25 Sept Plant introductions ch. 1,2,4
2 Oct Animal impacts ch. 3,5
9 Oct Trophic interactions ch. 6,7
16 Oct Development/engineering impacts ch. 8,9
23 Oct Climate change ch. 10,11
30 Oct Saltmarsh loss ch. 12,13
6 Nov Restoration and management ch. 14,15 may switch readings
13 Nov Joe Kelley Gulf coast marshes guest lecture
20 Nov -- THANKSGIVING meet?
27 Nov Marshes outside North America ch. 16,17,18 move to previous week?
4 Dec Brian/Greg Wrap-up: what have we learned move to previous week?; Chris away