Courses

Sustainability Science

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Fall 2015 Schedule

Tue/Thu 3:00-3:15 SSB 160

Goals and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the major scientific concepts that support sustainability: reliance on solar energy, biodiversity, population control, and nutrient cycling
  • Understand how human activities and development impact and are impacted by environmental conditions
  • Become familiar with the major environmental challenges of our day
  • Understand the role of multiple disciplines in designing sustainable strategies (e.g., science and technology, business and economics, art and design, policy, history, psychology)
  • Have appreciation for the gap and opportunities in communicating issues of sustainability across disciplinary boundaries

Reading Materials

Required Textbook: “Living in the Environment”, by G.T. Miller and S.E. Spoolman 16th Ed. or newer. Other readings and short videos will be assigned to supplement the textbook. These will be made available on UCMCrops.

 

Subsurface Hydrology

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Upcoming Schedule

Spring 2016

Will be taught Prof. Tom Harmon

Goals and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basic principles and mathematical description of storage and movement of water in porous media
  • Understand the basic principles and mathematical description of storage and movement of salts in porous media
  • Understand the basic mathematical solutions to water flow and transport problems
  • Be familiar with the principles and procedures of modeling subsurface hydrology problems using computer codes

Reading Materials

Required Textbook: “Fundamentals of Groundwater”, Schwarz and Zhang

3D-Groundwater Modeling with PMWIN, W-H Chiang, Springer 2005 (electronic copy available from the library)

HYDRUS-1D Software Package for Simulating the One-Dimensional Movement of Water, Heat, and Multiple Solutes in Variably-Saturated Media, Simunek et al., 2009 (electronic copy will be provided)

 

ES 228

Ecological Modeling

modeling

Goals and Learning Outcomes

Understand the basic principles and mathematical description of storage and movement of water in porous media

Understand the basic principles and mathematical description of storage and movement of salts in porous media

Understand the basic mathematical solutions to water flow and transport problems

Be familiar with the principles and procedures of modeling subsurface hydrology problems using computer codes

Reading Materials

Required Textbook:

“Fundamentals of Groundwater”, Schwarz and Zhang

Supplemental readings:

– 3D-Groundwater Modeling with PMWIN, W-H Chiang, Springer 2005 (electronic copy available from the library)
– HYDRUS-1D Software Package for Simulating the One-Dimensional Movement of Water, Heat, and Multiple Solutes in Variably-Saturated Media, Simunek et al., 2009 (electronic copy will be provided)
– Journal Articles