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AREC200: The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem: Intersection of Science, Economics, and Policy

Course description: 

The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most studied and monitored ecosystems in the world. To develop effective policies to restore this system to a healthier status requires integrating what we know about the biological and physical properties of the system with our understanding of the human dimension. Issues such as achieving nutrient reduction goals, restoring healthy blue crab and oyster fisheries in the bay will be used to demonstrate how economics interacts with science to guide policies that can be effective in achieving Bay restoration goals.

The course includes tours of stormwater sites on campus, led by Michael Carmichael. 

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