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Environmental Biology
EVSS 610 (Masters of Environmental Studies course)

Course overview: Environmental biology is a core course for graduate students in the MES program. We will combine lecture introductions of topics, primary literature discussions and student presentations. We will be exploring a range of topics from Climate Change to Genetically Modified Organisms. Through readings in the primarily literature we will explore a new topic each week, yet you will notice through time that many of the topics relate to one another. A broader impact of this course is to familiarize you with how to read a scientific paper, interpret experimental and statistical techniques, and how to dig into the Environmental Biology literature. For each discussion class, I will choose recent papers on the topic. Each student will be asked to lead discussion during the semester (either alone or in pairs). The goals of this semester are for you to gain an understanding of the broad scope of environmental biology, how environmental biologists do their work, develop critical thinking and writing skills.

Texts: Primary Literature Articles