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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 631 - Wetland Geomorphology and Ecology

Spring Credits: (3) Kirwan

This course focuses on the geomorphic and biological processes influencing coastal wetlands. The course examines interactions between sediment transport and plant growth in barrier islands, coastal lagoons, and estuarine headwater and tidal marsh environments.  Through a series of lectures, field trips, assigned readings and an independent project, students will examine geological and biological processes and learn how both natural and anthropogenic factors shape these coastal ecosystems.  One Saturday field trip to the Eastern Shore Laboratory is required.