UCSB EEMB 171 - EEMB 171 Syllabus 2017 Fall (18) (6 pages)

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Eemb 171 - ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES

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Syllabus WWMB ES 171 Fall 2016 EEMB ES 171 Ecosystem Processes Fall Quarter 2017 Overview Ecosystems are defined by the interactions among the plants animals microorganisms and abiotic environmental features that affect them This course will cover the flows of energy carbon and nutrients within ecosystems tracing the key processes that define ecosystem function Through the course we will develop the connections between organisms abiotic factors and ecosystem processes The effects of environmental change on ecosystem processes will be highlighted Professor Joshua Schimel Office Noble Hall 1008 e mail Schimel lifeci ucsb edu Office Hours 9 00 10 30 Tuesdays or either just come by or contact me by e mail TAs Office e mail Office Hours Shannon Hagerty Noble Hall 1111 shannon hagerty lifesci ucsb edu Readings Principles of Ecosystem Ecology Chapin et al Springer Either the 2nd ed 2012 by Chapin Matson Vitousek or the 1st ed 2002 by Chapin Matson Mooney I will place several copies of this book on reserve in the Library Additional articles posted on Gaucho Space Evaluation Tests 35 10 for each in class quiz 15 for the final Problem sets 30 Two of them 15 each see separate sheet for guidelines Section 35 Attendance and Participation 15 Attendance means being on time If you are more than 10 minutes late you will lose half attendance credit that day More than 20 minutes late will mean no credit Five research paper write ups 20 see separate sheet for guidelines 1 Syllabus WWMB ES 171 Fall 2016 Class rules 1 I expect you to attend class Even though my powerpoints will be available if you think that you will get what you need from them without attending lectures you are almost certainly wrong My visual materials are outlines and illustrations Exception Problem sets are due in class 2 I require you to attend section These involve hands on exercises and participation is a must If you don t attend section your grade will directly suffer It is not possible to pass the class without attending and participating in sections 3 You must go to the section you are registered in If you must miss a section meeting talk to the TA and see if you can attend a different one 4 Problem sets are due in class on the day listed Any problem set handed in after class that day will be considered late and will be marked down 10 Problem sets handed in on subsequent days will be marked down an additional 10 per day 5 There will be no make up exams If you have a true problem that will prevent you from being there talk to me Josh Schimel as soon as possible I am willing to make alternate arrangements e g using the average of other tests for reasonable situations but I get to define what I consider reasonable 6 If you miss section or a test because of an emergency contact the Professor or TA as soon as it



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