Courses as Lead or Co-Instructor, Trinity College
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Methods in Environmental Science ENVS 275 (Fall 2013, 2014 and 2015). A field-oriented, problem-based course covering data collection and analysis methods commonly used to conduct environmental assessments and to solve environmental problems. This course includes methods for risk assessment, land management and land use history determination, habitat analysis, bio-monitoring, soil composition analysis, soil and water chemistry analysis, and GIS mapping. A strong emphasis is placed upon research design, data manipulation, and statistical analysis. As a culminating exercise, students in the course prepare a final report that integrates all the topics and techniques learned throughout the course and that addresses the focal problem. View most recent syllabus here.
Introduction to Environmental Science ENVS 149 (Spring 2015). An introduction to interrelationships among the natural environment, humans, and the human environment, including the biological, social, economic, technological, and political aspects of current environmental challenges. This course focuses on building the scientific framework necessary to understand environmental issues. It explores the structure, function, and dynamics of ecosystems, interactions between living and physical systems, and how human enterprise affects natural systems. It also examines current issues regarding human impacts on environmental quality, including global warming, air and water pollution, agriculture, overpopulation, energy, and urbanization. The laboratory section, which complements lecture material, incorporates laboratory and field exercises that include a focus on Hartford and a nearby rural area. View most recent syllabus here.
Biological Invasions ENVS 220 (Spring 2014 and 2016). The spread of biological organisms around the globe has increased dramatically over the past two centuries with growing human exploration and settlement. A few of these introduced species have become invasive and caused major environmental, economic and public health problems. This course will explore several issues related to a variety of invasive organisms, including: historical and human perceptions; the ecological process of invasion; characteristics of successful invaders and vulnerable ecosystems; and, regulation, prevention and management. View most recent syllabus here.
Courses as Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University
- BSPM 308 Biology and Management of Weeds
- AGRI/IE 116 Plants and Civilizations
- BZ 120 Plant Biology
Courses as Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cornell University
- BIOL 105 Auto-tutorial Biology I
- BIOL 106 Auto-tutorial Biology II