Course material   

Lim 5105 
Frontiers in Environmental Science    Spring 2015


Instructor:      Sergei Katsev
Office:           208 RLB

Phone:           726-6057
E-mail:          skatsev@d.umn.edu
Web: http://www.d.umn.edu/~skatsev/



Course content:
An interdisciplinary graduate seminar with dual goal of reviewing most significant current developments in limnological science and helping students identify most significant knowledge gaps in their disciplinary research fields. The course involves guest lectures, student presentations and discussions. It aims to provide students with guidance on choosing research directions to achieve an optimal balance between difficulty and scientific payoff.

Talks schedule:


February 5
 
Sergei Katsev (LLO&Physics):
Quantitative approaches to microbial ecosystems. MWAH 195.
(Abstract)


February 12 
 

Elizabeth Minor (LLO&Chemistry)
Organic matter characterization. Why is it important? What do we know? What challenges remain?, MWAH 195


February 19 

Discussion


February 26
 

Byron Steinman (LLO&Earth and Env. Sci.)
Recent advances in paleolimnology with a focus on western North America, MWAH 195


March 5  

Katie Schreiner (LLO&Chem)
Carbon cycling through the terrestrial-aquatic interface, MWAH 195


March 12   

Robert Sterner (LLO&Biology)
Productivity and resources, MWAH 195


March 26  

Sam Kelly (LLO&Physics)
Title: TBA, MWAH 195


April 2
TBA


April 9  

Ted Ozersky (LLO & Biology)
Title: TBA


April 16
TBA


April 23
Thomas Johnson (LLO & Earth and Env. Sci.)
Title: TBA


Thursday - 1:00-1:50 pm
MWAH 195 and RLB200