Environmental Archives

Instructor: 
Mark Spond
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 3:30-4:45 pm
Term: 
Spring
Year: 
2012
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
101

Evidence of contemporary global change must be assessed within the context of a broader environmental perspective. Specifically, society should seek to elucidate environmental conditions on Earth prior to the advent of instrumental data. This can be achieved by analyzing natural records of Earth’s dynamic past. In this course, students will gain experience interpreting environmental archives, including: tree rings, sediment cores, glacial ice, and biological records (e.g., pollen, diatoms, tissue samples). Participants will use primary and secondary data to develop and communicate information about past climates, biome shifts, ecosystem disturbances, and the impacts of human activity. Class meetings will consist of multi-media presentations, student presentations, on-campus field trips, informal labs, and inclusive discussions.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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