EAS E341 Syllabus Spring 2023
|Jan 10-12||Week 1: Introduction and overview of course content and semester’s activities.|
|Jan 17-19||Week 2: Geologic approaches to analyzing ancient reef life and carbonate environments|
|Jan 24-26||Geologic history of coral reefs – a trip across the globe and through hundreds of millions of years of Earth’s history.|
|Jan 31-Feb 2||Week 4: Modern reef composition, ecology, structure, stability, and global distribution.|
Week 5: Cold water reefs and Global warming
Week 6: Patterns of coral origins, extinction and biogeography.
|Feb 21-23||Week 7: Population dynamics, reef connectivity and coral resilience. Shape of Life – Episode I Origins - sponges|
Week 8: Field-based methods and analyses
Week 9: Mid-term examination on Tuesday March 7, 2023
Shape of Life, Life on the Move
Spring Break. Enjoy your time.
Week 10: Shape of Life – Survival Game – Molluscs
|Mar 28-30||Week 11: Coral diseases and reef ecosystem stresses|
Week 12: Managing coral reefs – fisheries, tourism, pollution, marine protected areas.
Week 13: Life history of corals. Phase shifts, stable states, and sustaining reef resilience
Coral ID Quiz #2 on Thursday, April 13, 2023
Week 14: Natural history collections
Week 15: Summary history of reef ecosystems
Coral ID Quiz #3 on Tuesday, April 25, 2023
IU Policy for Free Week: “The week prior to the exam period shall be free of major or final exams, except for practical tests at the end of lab periods. Paper projects may be due only if assigned well in advance.”
|May 2||Tuesday Final Comprehensive Exam3:00-5:00 pm same lecture room as always.|