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ESRM 100 Introduction To Environmental Science. 5 Credits, section A (lecture), 12:30-1:20, GUG 220. 1. Instructors:. Daniel Vogt , Bloedel 258, ( dvogt@uw.edu ) Darlene Zabowski , Bloedel 204, ( zabow@uw.edu ) Guest Lecturers. 2. TA's:. Kim Littke Krissy Mazur .

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esrm 100 introduction to environmental science

ESRM 100 Introduction To Environmental Science

5 Credits,

section A (lecture),

12:30-1:20,

GUG 220

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instructors
Instructors:
  • Daniel Vogt,Bloedel 258,

(dvogt@uw.edu)

  • Darlene Zabowski,Bloedel 204,

(zabow@uw.edu)

  • Guest Lecturers

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TA's:
  • Kim Littke
  • Krissy Mazur

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textbook
Textbook:
  • Essential Environmental Science

by Keller & Botkin2008 John Wiley & Sons

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requirements grading
Requirements & Grading:
  • 30% first exam
  • 30% second exam
  • 15% field trip
  • 25% project

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exams
Exams:
  • There are two exams -

Exam 1 (Feb 5) and Exam 2 (Mar 12)NO FINAL EXAM

  • The exams will be held in class at the regularly-scheduled time (12:30-1:20).
  • Exams will include:
    • 30-50 questions
      • multiple-choice,
      • matching,
      • true/false, and
      • one essay question
  • Scantron sheets will be provided for the exam but bring your own #2 pencils and student ID #.

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field trip
Field trip:
  • Each student will be required to attend onehalf-day field trip (TBA), and
  • Answer questions handed out specifically for that field trip.
  • Answers to these questions are due within one week of the field trip you attend.

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project
Project:

Options: (choose one)

1) Research project

2) Book Review – environmentally-related topic

3) Service Day – write about your work with an environmental organization

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Project
  • Your project choice is due by Jan 20 (email us).
  • Final Projects are due by Mar 1 (hard copy in class).

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e mail distribution list
E-mail distribution list:
  • We will set up an email distribution list as soon as we get all of your email addresses.
  • You will be required to read all emails from us, and we will read all emails from you
  • To emailus use: envir110@uw.edu
  • Your emails to us: Please include "ESRM 100" in the subject line. We will then consider it a first priority.

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Class Website

http://soilslab.cfr.washington.edu/esrm100/2010winter

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environmental science
Environmental Science =?

application of all fields of natural science in solving environmental problems.

Laws, ethics, economics, and other

aspects of human behavior will play a key role

in solving environmental problems.

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environmental topics
Environmental Topics
  • Principles of Ecology – Ecosystems, Biodiversity, & Populations
  • Environmental Conservation –

Forests, Grasslands, Parks, & Nature Preserves

  • Food & Agriculture, and Soils

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Environmental Topics
  • Environmental Health & Toxicology
  • Water, Air and Earth Resources and Pollution
  • Energy
  • Waste and Sustainability
  • Environmental Ethics & History

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The Environment

  • Atmosphere
  • Hydrosphere
  • Biosphere
  • Lithosphere

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The Hydrosphere

  • Human Water-Use & Availability
  • recreation
  • drinking
  • agriculture
  • flood control
  • energy

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The Hydrosphere

Water Pollution

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The Hydrosphere

Human pollution can still affect pristine areas where few humans live

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The Biosphere

(used)

(misused)

  • Use of plants and animals
  • recreation
  • aesthetics
  • food
  • energy
  • pets
  • ethics?

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esrm 100 goals
ESRM 100 - - Goals
  • Natural Systems & Humans

- Integrated!

- Objective and Balanced!!

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ESRM 100 - - Goals
  • Solutions to Environmental Problems?
    • Output management (repair environment)
      • Remove
      • Remediate
      • Restore
    • Input reduction (conservation of resources)
      • Efficiency improvements
      • Reuse & recycle
      • Substitution

Welcome to “Introduction to Environmental Science”

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