Global Change Research Course – Summer 2019

GEV 8300-010

1 credit

  • Participate in ongoing global change research in the Delaware River as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. This course will take place over three consecutive Saturdays in June (8, 15, and 22 June 2019).
  • During the course, you will visit tidal marsh sites in the Delaware estuary to measure change in marsh elevation to assess how the marsh is responding to sea level rise and changes in sediment supply.
  • Learn about surface elevation tables (SETs), cryo-coring to obtain marker horizons, and other field methods to assess rates of tidal wetland accretion and deposition.
  • Assessment will be based on participation in the field work, data analysis of a portion of the research conducted during the course, and the completion of a short methods and results section of a scientific paper (due one week after course completion)..
  • Research will entail long days in the field in possibly inclement conditions (weather depending). Chest waders will be provided. Students will need to provide other field clothes.