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Saddleback College, Marine Science Technology Instructor: Mark Howe Spring 2010 Ticket #14685 Phone: 949-496-3453 Class website: www.electricmarine.com/discus Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Class meets Thurs. 6-8 pm. in LIB 213 plus 3hr. TBA Website: www.saddleback.edu/faculty/mhowe MST 219-MARINE ECOLOGICAL SURVEY/GIS - COURSE SYLLABUS Text - "GTKArcGIS 9.3" by Ormsby et al Recommended: “Marine Biology” by Peter Castro [any ed.] Date Lecture: Lab: MapProject: 1 Jan 14 Intro- GPS Setup and use. GPS Mapping exercises 2 Jan 21 Intro- GPS Setup and use. GPS Mapping - Waypoints & Tracks. 3 Jan 28 Intro- GPS Setup and use. ArcView GIS mapping Creating map layer from waypoints/tracks. P 01/29/10 Very Low Tide 1454 -1.8 4 Feb 4 Cartography- grid systems, projections, datums Creating a shapefile; putting it on a map. 5 Feb 11 Marine Invertebrates of the Coastal Zone Databases from field collected data. Classifications – littoral, pelagic, benthic Creating shapefiles from dbf, csv files. 6 Feb 18 Common intertidal communities/ ecology Shapefiles from field collected data. P 7 Feb 25 Common intertidal communities/ ecology Creating a simple intertidal map overlay 8 Mar 4 Common intertidal communities/ ecology Adapting a simple intertidal map to an ecology census layer; GPS exercises 9 P Mar 11 Intro- Ocean Institute Floating Laboratory; Intertidal community census map onboard equipt, fish trawl data & biodiversity Sea Explorer data tabulation. Spring Break 03/18/10 Mar 25 10 Oceanic realms- Orange Coast Bathymetry Developing field studies aboard a research vessel 11 Apr 1 Coastal Pelagic zone- Onboard data collection Expression of xy data; Survey data in a Ecological significance of temp/salinity, pH, O2 changing environment Easter Recess 04/08/10 Apr 15 12 Pelagic Ecology: fish, mammals, birds, plankton Spatial data – Pelagic Stations P 13 Apr 22 Pelagic Ecology: fish, mammals, birds, plankton Analysis of data: Trawl Transect Stations 14 Apr 29 Pelagic Ecology: fish, mammals, birds, plankton Statistical comparisons of Spatial data 15 May 6 Ecology of the Benthos Statistical comparisons of various datasets P Food webs, trophic structure 16 May 13 Species diversity and the Marine Ecosystem Statistical comparisons of various datasets 05/20/09 Final Exam Project Presentation of Projects / Review Internet/ email access will be required for assignments and communication. Field work will be required on board the Ocean Institute Floating Lab and in the DP Marine Life Refuge. Final mapping project: on any appropriate topic or as approved by instructor and include a class presentation. A report must be handed in with maps and charts showing what was accomplished. Grades will be 60% lab maps, 20% lab practice assignments, 20% final fish map project. SLO: Apply the scientific method to a geospatial issue in marine ecology utilizing GIS technology with limited supervision. The official course catalog description, prerequisites, recommended preparation, topics, learning outcomes, and other goals and objectives of the course and certificate program will be found on Mysite. Links are also provided through the course offering and details pages on the college website at www.saddleback.edu. Drop dates and other important dates are found there as well.
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