Earth & Environment

  • GRS GE 641: Studiestropeco
  • GRS GE 645: Physical Models in Remote Sensing
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS GE 302 or equivalent
    Devoted to understanding the physical processes involved in remote sensing. Emphasis based on topics of radiative transfer in the atmosphere, at the surface, and in sensors. Reflectance modeling, advanced sensor systems, and geometric effects. A short research paper is required.
  • GRS GE 656: Terrestrial Ecosystems and the Carbon Cycle
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS GE 100 or CAS GE 101 or CAS GE 104 or CAS ES 105; ; CASBI306 or CASBI443 or CASGE530; and CAS MA113 or CASMA115 or CASMA213, or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
    Explores the past, present, and possible future dynamics of the terrestrial carbon cycle. Key topics include the physical climate system, variability, ecosystem processes, land use issues, and impacts of global change on society.
  • GRS GE 660: Resource Economics and Policy
    Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
    Economic analysis of environmental resources and policies for their management. Introduces dynamic optimization as a tool for understanding and analyzing both resource scarcity and the management of energy, fishery, and forestry resources for sustainability.
  • GRS GE 675: Urban Ecology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS GE 100 or CAS GE 101 or CAS GE 104; and one of the following: CAS BI 306, CAS BI 443 or GRS BI 643, CAS GE 456 or GRS GE 656, or CAS BI 530 or CAS GE 530; or consent of instructor.
    The biophysical environments and ecology of urban settlements. Key topics include the physical environment, patterns in human population growth and development, ecosystem structure and function, global change, urban environment pollution and management, and sustainable urban development. Also offered as GRS BI 675.
  • GRS GE 683: Geodynamics II: Fluids and Fluid Transport
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 124, MA 127, oe MA 129, and CAS PY 211 and CAS ES 360 or consent of instructor
    Large and small scale phenomena in oceanic, atmospheric, and land surface fluids. Properties of gases and liquids; surface body forces; statics; flow analysis; continuity and momentum conservation. Darcy's Law; potential, open channel geostraphic flow; dimensional analysis; diffusic turbulence.
  • GRS GE 699: Teachng Coll Gg
  • GRS GE 712: Reg Enrgy Model
  • GRS GE 715: Global Change Initiative: Education and Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: GLACIER Fellow or consent of instructor.
    Interdisciplinary perspectives on global change issues, combined with focus on how to develop effective classroom lessons to address these issues. GLACIER fellows are assigned readings from various disciplines and perspectives on global change and required to develop lesson plans.
  • GRS GE 719: Colloquium in Terrestrial Biogeoscience
    Graduate Prerequisites: MA or PhD standing.
    Introduction to the field of Terrestrial Biogeoscience through weekly research presentations and discussions with GRS faculty and distinguished guests. Students also meet weekly with lead faculty member to discuss primary literature related to each presentation. Also offered as GRS BI 719 and GRS ES 719.
  • GRS GE 720: Practicum in Terrestrial Biogeoscience
    Graduate Prerequisites: MA or PhD standing.
    Analysis and synthesis of the primary literature via in-depth case studies in terrestrial biogeoscience. Students meet weekly with faculty to read papers from the primary literature, synthesize results, and prepare a peer-review quality paper on the case study. Also offered as GRS BI 720 and GRS ES 720.
  • GRS GE 794: Current Issues in Environmental Affairs
    Explores key concepts related to regimes and environmental diplomacy with a focus on a selected set of contemporary issues in international affairs. Fosters research on the negotiation and implementation of environmental treaties.
  • GRS GE 798: Global Development Capstone
    Graduate Prerequisites: at least 12 credits toward the MA in Global Development Policy or theMA in Global Development Economics.
    Capstone course for MA students in Global Development Policy and Global Development Economics. Students, working in groups, design and carry out an interdisciplinary policy analysis comparable to those performed for a government or nonprofit agency. Also offered as GRS EC 798 and IR 798.
  • GRS GE 805: Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    Covers advanced research topics in GIS dealing with the measurement, storage, retrieval, and analysis of spatial information. Topics include fuzzy sets, fractals, and spatial statistics. Completion of project is required.
  • GRS GE 841: Sem Remote Snsg
  • GRS GE 902: Student Intern
  • GRS GE 903: Res En+env Stud
  • GRS GE 933: Problems in Gis
  • GRS GE 934: Problems in Gis
  • GRS GE 936: Prb in Air Pho