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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Biosphere 2, an Icon of Possibilities

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 50 min)
9 videos
Meet Joaquin Ruiz, Director of Biosphere 21m
Module 1 Intro2m
Meet John Adams2m
Lecture 1a – Introducing Biosphere 25m
Lecture 1b - The Story of Biosphere 29m
Lecture 1c - Biosphere 2 Research13m
Lecture 1d - Biosphere 2 and the Water Cycle10m
Module 1 Wrap Up1m
4 practice exercises
Lecture 1a10m
Lecture 1b10m
Lecture 1c10m
Lecture 1d10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Climate Disruption

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Meet Kevin Anchukaitis1m
Lecture 2a - Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide17m
Lecture 2b - Rain, Snow, & Climate Change19m
Meet David Frank1m
Lecture 2c - Fires & Climate Disruption17m
Module 2 Wrap Up1m
1 reading
Module 2 Supplemental Content10m
3 practice exercises
Lecture 2a10m
Lecture 2b10m
Lecture 2c10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The Science of Water Availability

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min)
7 videos
Meet Peter Troch1m
Lecture 3a - Water on Earth11m
Lecture 3b - How much water do we use?5m
Lecture 3c - How will climate change affect water availability?9m
Lecture 3d - Water cycle research10m
Module 3 Wrap Up1m
4 practice exercises
Lecture 3a10m
Lecture 3b10m
Lecture 3c10m
Lecture 3d10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Desert Plants, Climate, and Changing Landscapes

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Meet Larry Venable2m
Lecture 4a - Biodiversity and its maintenance13m
Lecture 4b - Functional traits and diversity12m
Lecture 4c - Vegetation response to climate change17m
Lecture 4d - Biological bet hedging14m
Module 4 Wrap Up1m
1 reading
Module 4 Supplemental Content10m
4 practice exercises
Lecture 4a10m
Lecture 4b10m
Lecture 4c8m
Lecture 4d10m

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