The Biosphere  --  Environmental Science, Policy And Management  (ESPM) 2 [3 units]
Course Format: Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week.
Description: An introduction to the unifying principles and fundamental concepts underlying our scientific understanding of the biosphere. Topics covered include the physical life support system on earth; nutrient cycles and factors regulating the chemical composition of water, air, and soil; the architecture and physiology of life; population biology and community ecology; human dependence on the biosphere; and the magnitude and consequences of human interventions in the biosphere.
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