Environment and Natural Resources

Environmental Soil Chemistry and Remediation

Environmental soil chemistry relevant to soil and contaminant remediation. Excessive phosphorus fertilizer, degraded coal mineland soils; salt degradation; heavy metal contamination; urban soils. Socioeconomic considerations including cost and community/regulatory agency acceptance. Laboratory focuses on hands-on soil investigation/problem solving using soil geochemical computer models. Prereq: One semester of Chemistry, or Grad standing.

Wetland Ecology and Restoration

Wetland hydrology, biogeochemistry, vegetation, biotic adaptations. Ecosystem services, classification, and management of wetlands. Fundamental concepts of ecological engineering applied to wetland creation and restoration and river restoration. Prereq: EEOB 503.01 or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 725 or 726.

Group Studies

Group studies on the nature and management of environmental and natural resources encompassed in various developing and special topics. Au, Sp Sems. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with maximum qtr cr hrs for 694. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 2 completions.


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