1998 United Nations Year of the Oceans
Year of the Ocean - Activities and Events - Conferences
International Year of the Ocean - Main Page
Greenpeace International Year of the Ocean
Sustainable Oceans and Coastal Zones

Dr. Peter Bowler
pabowler@uci.edu

Program in Global Sustainability
University of California Irvine 92697-2275

University of California, IrvineSTUDENT RESEARCH IN SUSTAINABLE COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS
The Mississippi River Delta into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, U.S.A. (NOAA 1997).
A "dead zone" caused by overfertilization from agriculture in the drainage basin has extended out from the delta into the Gulf severely stressing the Gulf's marine ecosystems.
 

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This 4 credit course can be taken on line for University of California credit! 
It will be available in the Winter quarter of 1999 and the cost is US$ 425. It is offered through the ACCESS-UCI program.  Find out more about on-line courses in Global Sustainability at UCI, and download a course enrollment form.  Registration is required to obtain UCI Net ID and other passwords.
pabowler@uci.edu if you are interested. 
READ THESE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING ON-LINE COURSES AT UCI

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REMAINDER OF THIS PAGE WAS CONSTRUCTED FOR THE 1998 COURSE OFFERING.  IT REMAINS HERE FOR YOUR INFORMATION BUT THERE MAY BE CHANGES FOR 1999!



 
 

Meeting Times 

E100 Section C (Bio Sci 169 Section F) meets Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 0900-0950 in ELH 110. Attendance at all lectures and field trips is required. If you cannot make it to classes and field trips, do not register for this course! All students taking the course must contribute to WWW noteboard discussion sessions as announced. You must prepare for these sessions by doing all of the assigned WWW and reserve readings. You are responsible for any changes to this schedule and for any announcements  made during class times.

OFFICE HOURS to be arranged



Course Assessment

I.    The Class Project is 70% of your grade

Visit COASTAL RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY TEAMS CRESTs
CREST Final Reports Winter 1998

CREST Final Reports Spring 1998



II.  Assessment of Attendance & Traffic on Class WWW Discussion Noteboard= 10%

Winter Quarter 1998 COURSE DISCUSSION PAGE
Spring Quarter 1998 COURSE DISCUSSION PAGE



III. A Comprehensive Final Exam= 20%.

See Important Information on the Final Exam
See the Winter Quarter 1998 Final Exam



 


COURSE SYLLABUS


 



 
 
 

WEEKS  LECTURE/TRIP
DATES
CRESTs MEETING & DUE DATES Topics Information Resources
Weeks 1, 2 Done! April 10, 17

TITLE  & OUTLINE DUE April 13

Sustainability Concepts: Principles, Issues & Constraints Dovers & Handmer (1993) 
Goodland & Daly (1996)
 
 

Web Chapter 1

Week 3 WRITE CREST PROJECT INTRODUCTION & SOCIAL ASPECTS April 20, 22, 24

INTRODUCTION & SOCIAL ASPECTS DUE April 27

Characteristics of the Coast Christie & White (1997)
Kildow (1997)

Web Chapter 2

Week 4  Done!  May 1 Impacts of Global Climate Change: 
El Nino,
Carbon Dioxide
Broecker (1997) 
 
 

Web Chapter 3

Week 5 Done! Threats to Sustainable Oceans: 
Habitats,
Exotics, Pollution, Overfishing
Hardin (1968)
Safina (1995)
 
 
 

Web Chapter 4

Week 6 Done!
May 16. San Diego Field Trip. 
 

 

TECHNICAL ASPECTS DUE 
May 11
Threats to Coastal Ecosystems: Habitats,
Aquaculture
Primavera (1998)
McGinn (1998)
Costa-Pierce (1998)

Web Chapter 5
Web Chapter 6

Week 7 Done!
May 20. CRS Field Trip, 0800-1100.
Regenerative Studies Concepts & Practices Field Trip to CRS
The Center for Regenerative Studies
Week 8  Done! 
Holiday May 25 
PROBLEMS & OPPORTUNITIES DUE May 22 Threats to Coastal Ecosystems: 
Point & Non-Point Pollution 
Trimble (1997)
 
 
 

Web Chapter 7

Week 9 Done! DRAFT FINAL REPORT DUE 
June 1.
Vital Connections: Coastal Ecosystems, Floodplain Rivers and Dams Costa-Pierce (1998)
Humborg et al. (1997)

Video by Costa-Pierce et al (1995)

Web Chapter 8

Week 10 June 5, 8
Review for Final Exam: June 10
Final Exam: June 12 (last day of class)
FINAL REPORT DUE June 12. Systems Approaches Brzeski and Newkirk (1997)
Vande Vusse (1991)

Web Chapter 9

What am I to do with all this???
The Environmental Sciences Jobs Webliography

Animal Behavior Society
American Fisheries Society Employment Resources
Limnology and Oceanography Job/Position Announcements
BIRDNET: presented by the Ornithological Council
ESA, The Ecological Society of America Homepage
Web Directory: Tropical Conservation and Development Program
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)
Biological Resources Division - USGS
Home Page of The Nature Conservancy - Help Protect Endangered Species
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service World Wide Web Site
California Department of Fish and Game
Employment Opportunities in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
DOI Automated Vacancy Announcement Distribution System
International Center for Tropical Ecology
Educational Opportunities Page
PhDs.Org Science Career Links
America's Job Bank
World Aquaculture Society Jobs 1998



 



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