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Exploring the Critical Interface between the Land and Monterey Bay: Elkhorn Slough (ESS 46N)

Requirements: 
WAY-SMA
46N
Subject: 
EARTHSYS

Preference to freshmen. Field trips to sites in the Elkhorn Slough, a small agriculturally impacted estuary that opens into Monterey Bay, a model ecosystem for understanding the complexity of estuaries, and one of California's last remaining coastal wetlands. Readings include Jane Caffrey's Changes in a California Estuary: A Profile of Elkhorn Slough. Basics of biogeochemistry, microbiology, oceanography, ecology, pollution, and environmental management.

Course ID: 
207 354
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit