Global Change 1 Fall 2015 Schedule
Week Date Day Topic Instructor
1 9-Sep Wed Introduction and Goals  All
  11-Sep Fri Roadmap: The Scientific Method.  Lecture Tools Setup Kling
NO Lab 9-11 Sep   NO LAB  
2 14-Sep Mon The Big Bang and Fundamental Laws Gleason
  16-Sep Wed The Evolution of our Solar System Gleason
  18-Sep Fri The Age and Evolution of Earth Gleason
Lab - Disc 14-18 Sep   "Challenges We Face" -  Discussion and Intro to Term Presentations  
3 21-Sep Mon Planetary Energy Balance Gleason
  23-Sep Wed Plate Tectonics Gleason
  25-Sep Fri Earth's Climate in Deep Time Gleason
Lab 15-19 Sep   Earth's Energy Balance Model  
4 28-Sep Mon The Frozen Planet Gleason
  30-Sep Wed Greenhouse Gases and Climate Gleason
  2-Oct Fri Aerosols, Land-use Change, and Climate Gleason
Lab 28 Sep-2 Oct   Introduction to Stella - Daisy World  
5 5-Oct Mon
The Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Cycle
  7-Oct Wed The Fossil Record of Lineages and Ecosystems Badgley
  9-Oct Fri Processes of Evolution:  Natural Selection Badgley
Lab 5-9 Oct   Natural Selection - The Case of the Peppered Moth  
6 12-Oct Mon Processes of Evolution: Speciation Badgley
  14-Oct Wed Evidence for Evolution in Today's World Badgley
  16-Oct Fri HOURLY EXAM #1 (material through 9 Oct) Gleason/Badgley
Lab 12-16 Oct   Ice Ages -- Analysis of Vostok Ice Core Data  
7 19-Oct Mon Fall Study Break (No Class)  
  21-Oct Wed Climate Change and the Ice Ages Kling
  23-Oct Fri The Blue Planet: El Nino, the Ocean Conveyor Belt, and Climate Change Kling
Lab-home 19-23 Oct   Fall Break, No Labs Meet -- Science and the Media (Take home assignment)  
8 26-Oct Mon Climate Models and Predictions for the Future Kling
  28-Oct Wed Ecological Communities: Networks of Interacting Species Badgley
  30-Oct Fri Trophic Links: Predation and Parasitism Badgley
Lab 26-30 Oct   Group Project Work  
9 2-Nov Mon Competition for Resources Badgley
  4-Nov Wed
Diversity over Space and Time
  6-Nov Fri
Lab 2-6 Nov   Ecological Footprint Activity and Assignment  
10 9-Nov Mon
Microbes: Transformers of Matter and Materials
  11-Nov Wed
The Flow of Energy – Primary Production and Higher Trophic Levels
  13-Nov Fri
Sustainability and the Global Carbon Cycle
Lab - Disc 9-13 Nov  
The Global Carbon Cycle
11 16-Nov Mon HOURLY EXAM #2 (material through 13 Nov) Badgley/Kling
  18-Nov Wed Pollutants, Acid Rain, and Systems Thinking Kling
  20-Nov Fri
Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
Lab 16-20 Nov  
Group Project Work
12 23-Nov Mon
The Tropical Rain Forest
  25-Nov Wed
The Impacts of Climate Change on Sealevel
  27-Nov Fri
Thanksgiving Break (No Classes from 26-28 Nov)
NO Lab 23-27 Nov  
Thanksgiving Break, No Labs Meet
13 30-Nov Mon
The Impacts of Climate Change on Sustainability
  2-Dec Wed Using Science to Solve Problems: The Case of the Killer Lakes of Cameroon Kling
  4-Dec Fri The Value of Nature's Services Badgley
Lab 30 Nov-4 Dec  
Climate and Atmosphere - Long-term Climate Regulation
14 7-Dec Mon
The Anthropocene:  A Transformed Earth
  9-Dec Wed
Human Ecology
  11-Dec Fri
The Ecological Footprint of Food and Agriculture
Lab 7-11 Dec   Student Presentations - rooms TBA  
15 14-Dec Mon HOURLY EXAM #3 (material through 11 Dec) All
Last updated: 09/16/15