Spring 2021 - GEOG 418 D100

Ecohydrology (4)

Class Number: 8193

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2021
    2:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Willam Hahm
    whahm@sfu.ca
    778-782-2234
    Office: RCB6141
    Office Hours: TBD
  • Prerequisites:

    One of GEOG 311, GEOG 314, GEOG 316, GEOG 317, EASC 304, or EASC 405; one of GEOG 251, STAT 201, STAT 203 (formerly STAT 103), STAT 205, or STAT 270.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Interdisciplinary exploration of the interactions between plants and hydrologic processes, with an emphasis on primary literature. Topics covered include evapotranspiration, subsurface water storage in time and space, plant water relations, isotopes in water, biogeographical patterns, modeling, field methods, and the role of ecohydrology in Earth’s climate system. Mandatory field trip.

COURSE DETAILS:

Interdisciplinary exploration of the interactions between plants and hydrologic processes, with an emphasis on primary literature. Topics covered include evapotranspiration, subsurface water storage in time and space, plant water relations, isotopes in water, biogeographical patterns, modeling, field methods, and the role of ecohydrology in Earth’s climate system.

One 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour seminar weekly.

Seminars will consist of student-led, instructor-moderated discussions of one primary ‘foundational’ research article and one recently published primary research article each week. Some background readings will also be assigned.

Lectures will also cover the process of science communication, including a study of the elements and format of peer-reviewed journal articles and presentation skills.

Lecture is synchronous and asynchronous.
Lab is synchronous.

Asynchronous material will be posted on Canvas and synchronous content delivery will be recorded and hosted on Canvas.

There will be no labs the first week of class.

Note: There will not be a mandatory field trip this spring (due to COVID).

Grading

  • 12 one-page research article summaries 50%
  • 2 primary paper seminar discussion leads (prepare presentations of primary figures and necessary background material, lead discussion) 20%
  • 1 term paper and preliminary peer-reviews of fellow students’ papers 30%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Technical Requirements: High-speed internet access, web browser, and Zoom will be required.

REQUIRED READING:

Writing Science
By: Joshua Schimel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Print ISBN: 9780199760237, 0199760233
eText ISBN: 9780199399123, 0199399123
$20/180 days on Vitalsource

RECOMMENDED READING:

Water Relations of Plants and Soils
Publisher: Academic Press
1st Edition
Authors: Paul Kramer John Boyer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124250604 eBook ISBN: 9780080924113Imprint: Academic Press
E-book and hardcopy available for order at: https://www.elsevier.com/books/water-relations-of-plants-and-soils/kramer/978-0-12-425060-4

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).