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EARTHSYS 10 field trip to Hopkins Marine Station

Anthrosphere:

Focuses on human interaction with and impact on the environment. Coursework in environmental policy and economics, sustainable development, natural and human-driven change, and social entrepreneurship.

Biosphere:

Explores biological systems and how human activities affect biological, ecological, and biogeochemical cycles. Coursework investigates ecosystems and society, conservation biology, ecology, and biogeochemistry.

Energy, Science & Technology:

Investigates renewable and depletable energy resources, technology options for improved efficiency, and policy solutions to energy challenges.

Land Systems and Land Use:

Examines terrestrial ecology, land use, and land change driven by human activities and addressed by governmental policy. Students develop expertise in a focus area of land, water, or urban planning.

Oceans:

Builds understanding of ocean systems through a focus on ocean physics, marine biology and chemistry, and remote sensing. A required and seminal track experience is a quarter away at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford in Australia, or Stanford@SEA.