Courses

FREC 5204: Ecosystems and Climate

Graduate Level

Interactions between climate dynamics and ecosystem structure and function. Topics in surface energy balance, hydrology, carbon cycling, nitrogen cycling, ecology, climate dynamics, micrometeorology, and modeling ecosystem – climate feedbacks.

FREC 3604: Climate Science

Undergraduate Level

Physical and biological principles that govern Earth’s climate with applications to natural resource management. Emphasis on understanding how and why climate has changed in past and is predicted to change in the future. Applies concepts of system dynamics to the analysis of the climate system. Current and future effects of climate on ecosystem function and the associated provision of natural resources.

BIOL 5034:  Ecosystem Dynamics

Graduate Level.  Co-taught with Dr. Jeb Barrett

Application of a systems perspective to functional characteristics of ecosystems. Laboratory: computer simulation of ecosystem dynamics. I