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ENV 550 Current Topics in Environmental Biology

Prerequisites: ENV 501 and 502, or permission of the instructor. (Interdisciplinary: biology, chemistry/3 credits)  

Current issues of major environmental concern will be examined on an interdisciplinary basis in a seminar forum. A current issue of environmental significance, such as land use or energy, will be selected at the beginning of each term for review and analysis. Relevant current literature including environmental journals, environmental impact statements, recent interdisciplinary reference works and news media information will be studied and discussed in making cause-and-effect analysis of selected issues. Recent topics have included: Amphibian Ecology of Mid-Atlantic States, Applied Insect Ecology, Community Ecology, Sustainable Agriculture, The Biology of the Chesapeake Bay, Tropical Marine Ecology and Wetlands.