ESCI 321 - Advanced Topics in Environmental Geology
Semester Offered: Spring
(Same as ENST 321 ) This course investigates fundamental geologic controls on environmental issues such as resource distribution and use, ground and surface water pollution, and atmospheric pollution. A specific topic is selected each year, and work in the class includes a survey of relevant literature, field visits to local sites, and development of a group project.
Topic for 2020/21b: Climate-Smart Farming. An important way that farming can adapt to changing climate is by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering carbon in the soil using various techniques such as cover cropping, minimizing tillage, maintaining soil health, and following sustainable nutrient management practices. This course studies the soils-related aspects of some of these techniques, and then works as a group with one or more farms in Dutchess County to help improve their climate “smartness.” Jeffrey Walker.
Prerequisite(s): ESCI 221 .
One 4-hour period.
Course Format: INT
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