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    Course Coral Reef Ecosystems

    Key organisms and processes, and the complexity of coral reef ecosystems. Students explore the Great Barrier Reef from the southern end which demonstrates the physical factors that limit coral reefs, to the northern reef systems which demonstrate key aspects of these high biodiversity ecosystems. Human-related changes. Emphasis is on research experiences and development of analytical skills. Two units only counted for the Biology major.

    Course Coastal Forest Ecosystems

    Prehistory of Australian rainforest and how rainforest structure and biodiversity change with altitude, latitude, and geology. Tropical coastal marine wetlands, mangrove forests, and the relationship between land- and sea-based biota. Biology and ecology of marine plants, mangroves, and tropical salt marsh. Introduction to specialized fields of marine plant biology and ecology including biogeography and evolution, aquatic plant ecophysiology, water quality and bioindicator techniques, pollution and eutrophication, and environmental control of marine plant distribution and productivity.

    Event Artists Observe Nature

    Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:00 to 17:00
    Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive

    After 1600, it became increasingly common for draftsmen and printmakers to study nature closely and directly, rather than copy natural motifs from books and other artworks. This exhibition features approximately 18 prints and drawings that reveal the empiricist’s impulse to capture nature, with its fine detail and fleeting light effects, and record it on paper.

    Event 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum

    Friday, June 5, 2015 - 11:00 to 17:00
    Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive

    Nearly 100 dazzling and rarely seen drawings dating from the 15th through the 20th centuries will be on view in 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum. Beyond demonstrating the chronological and stylistic sweep of the history of Italian drawings, this thematically organized exhibition examines the pivotal role played by drawing, or “disegno,” in the Italian design process.

    News Item How can global partnerships help conserve the ocean?

    Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions Co-Director Jim Leape spoke recently about his involvement with Friends of Ocean Action, a global initiative launched on World Oceans Day (June 8) to help conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans. Friends of Ocean Action includes global leaders and influencers from business, civil society and the public sector who are committed to driving actions that implement the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 14 on ocean conservation and sustainable use.

    News Item In Uganda, women with heart disease shown to take great risks to have a family

    Some Ugandan women are knowingly risking their lives in order to have children, a new study has found. Thousands of women in the East African country suffer from rheumatic heart disease, which has been largely eradicated in the developed world but is common in developing countries.

    Women with the disease who become pregnant can suffer many complications, including blood clots, arrhythmias, heart failure and death. And those who take blood-thinning medications can risk having children born with birth defects.

    Project U-Pb and Trace Elements in Apatite

    Principal Investigator:

    I am working to measure high precision (better than 5% uncertainties) 206Pb/238U ages on natural apatites. Trace element concentrations in apatites include Li, Cl, S, F, Mg, Fe, Sc, Y, REE, Hf, Th, and U, and are reproducible to better than 5% (1sigma). I have been working with several groups to analyze natural apatites, as well as Jonathan Payne's group analyzing trace elements in conodonts.

    Location

    Iran

    Project Mapping Militants

    Principal Investigator:

    Interactive website tracing relationships among militant groups in armed conflicts. See mappingmilitants.stanford.edu