Living Systems T6471

livingsystemsLiving Systems Science has its roots in the ecological  and biological sciences, and attempts to explain how all living systems work by exploring dynamic patterns of the relationships of organisms with their environment. This class is for the non-scientist who wants to understand the scientific principles of the Web of Life, how the relationships within the web are responding to climate change, and what we can expect given a variety of scenarios.

Wendy Griffin, Ph.D.

Wendy Griffin, Ph.D.

Instructor: Wendy Griffin

Class meetings: Thursday 8 pm ET

Required Readings:

Crist, Eileen, H. Bruce Rinker, and Bill McKibben (eds) 2009. Gaia in Turmoil: Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2014. The Sixth Extinction. New York: Henry Holt & Co.

Lovelock, James 2016. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. Oxford University Press.

Other readings will be provided by the instructor

Fulfills: This is a required course for the Certificate in Environmental Leadership and qualifies as an Area I course for all other students.

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