Environmental Issues in East Asia
Fall Semester Tues 4:00p – 6:45p
Teacher: Dr. Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Office: 228C Agricultural Engineering Building
Goals: Interdisciplinary students from STEM and social science disciplines will:
• Identify environmental issues emerging in East Asia and compare to local issues of interest in Ohio and at OSU.
• Learn ecology is the fundamental science underlying Environmental science and understand how environmental issues relate to the principles of ecology.
• Review the professional literature as the first step in a research inquiry and learn how to develop a literature review.
Week 1 Ecological Principles and Asian Environmental Issues
Week 2 Summarizing Published Literature
Week 3 Research Objectives
Week 4 Literature Review
Week 5 Principle 1 - Biogeography
Week 6 Principle 2 - Earth as the Biosphere
Week 7 Principle 3 - Ecological Energetics
Week 8 Principle 4 - Carrying Capacity
Week 9 Principle 5 - Ecological Succession
Week 10 Principle 6 -Biotic Interactions
Week 11 Principle 7 - Biodiversity
Week 12 Principle 8 - Materials Cycling
Week 13 East Asian – West comparison and contrast
Week 15 Poster Session
Final Submit literature review