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 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. To join a class go here and join the "Tidal marsh class" meeting. A new session will be set up each week. The meeting title is case sensitive!
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.
|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. and Kate||Physical environment||Adam 1990 Saltmarsh Ecology ch 1.||Supplemental video|
|18 Sept||Joe Kelley||Paleo-history of salt marshes||Malamud-Roam et al. p. 11-31 here||guest lecture|
|25 Sept||Justine and Jess||Plant introductions||ch. 1,2,4||Supplemental video|
|2 Oct||Holly and Alyssa||Animal impacts||ch. 3,5||Alisauskas et al. 2011|
|9 Oct||Becky||Trophic interactions||ch. 6,7|
|16 Oct||Simona||Development/engineering impacts||ch. 8,9|
|23 Oct||Whitney||Climate change||ch. 10,11|
|30 Oct||Sandy||Sediment deposition||POSTPONED - WILL RESCHEDULE|
|6 Nov||Jen and Lauren||Saltmarsh loss||ch. 12,13|
|13 Nov||Alison and Cheryl|| [
http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/conservbiol/unrestricted/Chapter_14_questions.pdf Restoration and management] || ch. 14,15 || may switch readings
|20 Nov||--||THANKSGIVING: No class|
|27 Nov||James and Mo||Marshes outside North America||ch. 16,17,18|
|4 Dec||Brian/Greg||Wrap-up: what have we learned||Chris away|
|11 Dec||Joe Kelley||Gulf coast marshes||Bonus guest lecture! Chris still away|