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Spring 2012-2013
CEE 487 / ENV 487   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit


Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe

The course is focused at the undergraduate level towards the understanding of the systems that control the circulation of water between atmosphere, soil, and plants. The course will address the dynamics of soil moisture and its relationship with the ecosystem structure. It will also study the impact of environmental conditions on natural ecosystems, plant strategies in water use, and hydrologic controls on nutrient cycles.

Sample reading list:
I.Rodriguez-Iturbe and A.Porporato, Ecohydrology of Water Controlled Ecosystems
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Term paper is optional and will substitute the final exam.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A first course in Probability and Statistics at the undergraduate level and an elementary course in Differential Equations at the undergraduate level..

Other information:
CEE 487 is to reflect the undergraduate version of CEE 587 Ecohydrology.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42757 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Engineering Quad E-Wing   E225   Enrolled:1 Limit:25