Field and Lab Methods in Environmental Science – Spring 2017

GEV 4360 – Field and Laboratory Methods in Environmental Science

  • Gain hands-on field and laboratory research experience
  • Utilize scientific equipment in the field and lab
  • Investigate current environmental issues
    • Water quality remediation and ecosystem processes in a constructed wetland
    • Climate change and sea-level rise in coastal ecosystems
  • Includes a full day Saturday field trips to coastal research sites (Saturday March 25)
  • Advance your quantitative skills
  • Prerequisites: GEV 1050 and 1051

4 credits
Days: M 1:30-2:45 and W 1:30-5:15

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Real-time kinematic GPS for sub-centimeter accuracy mapping

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Determine flow of sediment, carbon, and nitrogen through a constructed wetland

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Measure greenhouse gas exchange in the field

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Evaluate the response of marshes to sea-level rise

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Use analytical instrumentation in the lab

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Gain experience in analytical techniques

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Collect soil cores

 

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Conduct laboratory experiments measuring processes in soils and waters