Lecture & Text Reading Schedule

Date Lecture Text
9/22

INTRODUCTION

Ch. 1

DECLINING AMPHIBIANS
Scientific Writing

Case Study: Declining Amphibians

9/27

BASIC CONCEPTS

Ch. 2 - 4

Terms
Other Terminology
Dose Response Curves
Calcium

9/29

CHROMIUM

Ch. 15
 
10/4

ENVIRONMENTAL RISK

Ch. 2 & 3

Hazard Identification
Risk Perception & Risk Management
Unit Exercises
Case Study: How To Lie With Statistics

10/6

ACID RAIN

Ch. 5 & 6

Water as a Global Problem
Case study: Water Consumption
Salinization
Water Purification
Fresh Water Contamination

Case Study: Salt Water Intrusion in Pajaro Valley (Locoweed)
Case Study: Selenium & Kesterson Slough
Historic Cases of Atmospheric Pollution
Aluminum and Fish Toxicity
Cadmium and Itai Itai Disease

Acids & Acid Mine Drainage

10/11

MERCURY

Ch. 3 & 15

Mercury and Minimata Disease
Tributyl Tin (TBT)

Mercury SF Bay

10/13

LEAD

Ch 3, 9, 13, 15

RADIATION
Case Study: Nuclear Waste at Yucca Mountain
Radioactive Waste Disposal

10/18

MIDTERM

Ch. 1 - 4, 9, 10, 15, 16
KEY
10/20

BOX MODELS

(none)
 
10/25

NUTRIENTS & EUTROPHICATION

Ch 5,6,7

Limiting Nutrients and Redfield Ratios
Contaminant Transport in Groundwater
Surface Chlorophyll
Coastal Upwelling
Case Study: Lake Tahoe
Case Study: Blue Baby Syndrome

Nutrients

10/27

HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

Ch 5,6,7
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Shellfish Poisoning
Neurotoxins
Domoic Acid
Fertilizer Invention
Class Study: Dead Zone
11/1

CHOLERA & CHLORINATION

Ch 7,10

Case Study: Cholera Epidemics
Case Study: Chlorination & THMs
THM

11/3

BACTERIA & VIRUSES

Ch 7

Koch's Postulate
Bacterial
Aquatic Pathogens
Emerging Infectious Agents
Pfiesteria
Red Queen Hypothesis
Enteric Viruses
Pathogen Life Cycles

Case Study: Hepatitus
Case Study: Botulism
Case Study: Salton Sea

Case Study: Thanksgiving Dinner

11/8

MIDTERM

Ch. 1 - 7, 9-11, 13,15-16

Potential Exam Questions
11/10

PESTICIDES

Ch 10, 11
 
11/15

VOC'S

Ch 2, 9
 
11/17

VOC'S

Ch 2, 9

 

11/22

XENOESTROGENS

Ch 1, 3, 11
Hormone Disrupters
Case Study: Lake Apopka
11/24

Thanksgiving

 
(no class)
11/29

PHYSICAL POLLUTANT

Ch 1, 5-8, 12, 13
Sediments
Thermal
Plastics
Sound
12/1

COURSE SUMMARY

 
 
12/5

FINAL

 
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