Description: The purpose of this course is to discuss recent advances in the effects of global change (inclusive of climate change, pollution, overfishing, introduced species, etc.) on any aspect of coastal marine or estuarine ecosystems. This class is aimed at graduate students or advanced undergraduate students ready to read the primary literature and engage in active discussions of the findings and implications. Students interested in learning about cutting edge research on the effects of climate change and other anthropogenic stressors on coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems will find this class to be worthwhile.
Prerequisites: Graduate student status or permission of instructor for undergraduate students.