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Courses - Fall 2017
MEES
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences Department Site
MEES498I
Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Chesapeake Bay Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as MEES698I. Credit granted for MEES498I or MEES698I. Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES607
Quantitative Methods in Environmental Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH120 and MATH121; or must have completed MATH220 and MATH221; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: MEES607 or MEES698G.
Formerly: MEES698G.
Mathematical approaches and solutions (both analytical and numerical) that cut across environmental disciplines, and will introduce analytical techniques.
Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES608B
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Responsible Conduct of Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES608D
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Scientific Writing and Communication
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at the Horn Point Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES608O
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Current Topics in Omics: Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Course is taught at the Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology, Baltimore, MD and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES608Z
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Broader Impacts of your Research
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Register by permission of instructor only. Taught over the Interactive video network.

The broader impacts of research are important to universities, to funding agencies, and to the scientists responsible for the research. In this seminar course, the single focus will be to enhance the broader impacts of your graduate research. Opportunities will include a lecture about your research to your classmates, or to faculty and graduate students at either Frostburg State University or the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences Appalachian Laboratory, or to a biology class at a local college or high school. Other opportunities will include a radio-interview, or an article in a local newspaper about your research; a field trip that incorporates local high school teachers and students; assistance to a STEM initiative; and creation of a user-friendly website that describes your research. Permission of instructor required for admission.
MEES614
(Perm Req)
Landscape Ecology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Landscape ecology emphasizes spatial patterning--its causes, development, and importance for ecological processes. Students will become familiar with concepts, methods, and applications of landscape ecology through reading classic and contemporary literature representative of state-of-the-art research; class lectures; completion of two projects designed to provide "hands on" experience with some of the quantitative methods and tools; and completion of one independent project.
Course covers broad-scale spatial ecological patterns, the processes that generate and maintain them, and the construction of models in R to analyze, simulate, and understand the interplay between pattern, scale, and ecological processes. The objective of the course is to introduce students to ecological theories and concepts relevant to the the study of spatial ecological patterns, while providing the R skills necessary to articulate and answer scientific questions by confronting models with data. The course is focused on hands-on, project-based, student-directed learning and will use lectures, readings, coding assignments, exams, and a final project to teach concepts.
MEES626
(Perm Req)
Environmental Geochemistry I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Completion of one semester of physical chemistry is recommended.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: MEES626 or MEES698L.
Formerly: MEES698L.
Brief overview of biogeochemical cycles; fundamental aquatic chemistry that can be applied to a variety of environmental systems.
Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES698B
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Environmental Statistics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES698E
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Principles and Practices of Ecosystem Restoration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as GEOL453 and GEOL789L. Overview of critical ecosystem functions across biomes/geologic settings emphasizing tradeoffs in restoration designs. Case studies illuminate structure's influence over biophysical and biogeochemical processes supporting ecosystems; then show how properties of physical, chemical, and ecosystem processes can be altered by different restoration strategies, to optimize ecosystem services and habitat quality. Includesa semester research project.
MEES698I
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Chesapeake Bay Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as MEES498I. Credit granted for MEES498I or MEES698I. Taught at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and on the Interactive Video Network.
MEES698W
Special Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; Chemistry of Natural Waters
Credits: 3 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as ENCE651. Application of principles from chemical thermodynamics and kinetics to the study and interpretation of the chemical composition of natural waters is rationalized by considering metal ion solubility controls, pH, carbonate equilibria, adsorption reactions, redox reactions and the kinetics of oxygenation reactions which occur in natural water environments.
MEES699
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MEES708U
Advanced Topics in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science; Algae, Bionenergy, and Biodiversity
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught at IMET and over the Interactive video network
MEES799
Masters Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MEES898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MEES899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.