BIOL 495 - Biological Effects of CO2 and Climate Change

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Departmental Seminars (BIOL 495 section T1) - Biological Effects of CO2 and Climate Change

Course Scheduled: Spring 2020, Tuesdays 3:40 pm to 4:30 pm

Credits: 1 credit

Grading: S/F only

Prerequisites: BIOL 312 (Ecology) or equivalent

Instructor(s): Tom Jurik (jurik@iastate.edu

There are many ramifications of climate change for life on our planet.  In this seminar course, students will read papers from the scientific literature, do a presentation on a topic of choice, and guide discussion of the topic.  Topics include but are not limited to: ocean acidification, coral bleaching, phenology, range shifts, potential for migration, community structure, food quality, herbivores, plant productivity, the biota of glaciers, biodiversity, fire, sea levels, climate feedbacks, and more.