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SOS 4244 Section 4236 Instructor Mark Clark Course Objectives
Learn about the Structure and Function of Wetlands. Learn about ecological processes in wetlands related to succession and in response to environmental forcing parameters. Learn about basic policy and regulatory issues related to wetlands. Learn about wetland values and how they differ around the world. Learn about wetlands mitigation, restoration and use mitigation, of wetlands to improve water quality and quantity issues in urban and agricultural landscapes. Instructor
Mark W. Clark
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist Masters, Wetlands Ecology, Center for Wetlands 1999 Doctorate, Wetland Biogeochemistry, Soil and Water Science Department 2000 Research Activities
Everglades Shark River Slough Sediment Accretion Biogeochemical Survey of Southeastern Wetlands Hydrologic Restoration of Isolated Wetlands in the Lake Okeechobee Basin Okeechobee Denitrification potential of riparian wetlands along tributaries of the Santa Fe River Integrating wetlands into urban and agricultural stormwater channels and channels basins 1 Contact Information
Phone (352) 392-1803 ex 319 392E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 214 Newell Hall Tuesday 12:45-1:45 12:45Thursdays 11:45-12:45 11:45By appointment Teaching Assistant
To be determined Text 2 Course Outline
Unit 1: Introduction Unit 2: Hydrology Unit 3: Biogeochemistry Unit 4: Hydric Soils Unit 5: Wetlands Vegetation Unit 6: Wetlands Ecology Unit 7: Wetland Communities and Classification Unit 8: Wildlife Unit 9: Regulatory Issues and Policy Unit 10: Constructed Wetlands Web Support http://SOS4244.ifas.ufl.edu 3 Class Attendance
Not Mandatory, however You are responsible for all material presented in the class and any assignments presented in class. Grading
Classroom and Electronic Quizzes
(some may be spontaneous) 15 % 15 % 15 % 5% 20 % 30 % Project Homework SEEP trip Midterm (units 1-5) 1Final (units 6-10 + 10% cumulative) 6- 4 Late Policy
Assignment due at end of class period Full grade point off for every 24hrs late
Late = 1 letter grade off Late+24hrs = 2 letter grades off Late + 48hrs = 3 letter grades off If you have a known conflict with a test date let me know in advance and we will work something out. Class Project
Summarize one USFWS Wetland Community Profile Create a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation 10Record narrative on PowerPoint presentation Work in pairs I'll post for all to review Grading
50% of grade will come from classmates 50% for instructor Each student will review and grade 5 presentations Field Trips
SEEP Stormwater Ecological Enhancement Project Tuesday class period Optional
Saturday trip to local wetlands 5 Academic Ethics
Please visit the following URL regarding the University of Florida Honor Code and Academic Honesty Guidelines. Guidelines.
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/judicial/academichonestystudent.html Tell Me
Name: What country, state, county do you call home? What is a wetland? Have you ever been in a wetlands? How did you know? Why did you take this course? What do you expect to get out of this course? What aspect of wetlands are you most interested in? (i.e. hydrology, biogeochemistry, constructed systems, policy, wildlife, vegetation, treatment wetlands, etc.) 6 ...
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- Spring '08