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Hager, Carl A Instructor

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Research

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  • Marine Mammal Acoustician, Behavioral Ecology of Cetaceans

Teaching

courses taught

  • ATOC 1050 - Weather and the Atmosphere
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Introduces principles of modern meteorology for nonscience majors, with emphasis on scientific and human issues associated with severe weather events. Includes description, methods of prediction, and impacts of blizzards, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, floods, and firestorms.
  • ATOC 1060 - Our Changing Environment: El Nino, Ozone, and Climate
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022
    Discusses the Earth's climate for nonscience majors, focusing on the role of the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere and land surface. Describes the water cycle, atmospheric circulations and ocean currents, and how they influence global climate, El Nino and the ozone hole. Discusses human impacts from climate change. Recommended prerequisite: ATOC 1050. Degree credit not granted for this course and GEOL 1060.
  • ATOC 3070 - Introduction to Oceanography
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Explores Earth's dynamic oceans. Discusses the disciplines of oceanography including marine geology, chemistry, biology and physical oceanography with emphasis on global change. Specific topics may include: tectonics, currents, biogeochemical cycles, ecology and global warming. Recommended prerequisite: any 1000-level ATOC or GEOL course or ATOC major. Same as GEOL 3070.
  • ATOC 4215 - Descriptive Physical Oceanography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces descriptive and dynamical physical oceanography, focusing on the nature and dynamics of ocean currents and their role in the distribution of heat and other aspects of ocean physics related to the Earth's climate. Dynamical material limited to mathematical descriptions of oceanic physical systems.
  • EBIO 2090 - Tropical Island and Marine Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Examines fundamental concepts of marine ecology, emphasizing organismal diversity, species interactions, dispersal, colonization, physiology and adaptations. Includes study of beach and coral formation, island organisms and their population dynamics. Students may also register for an optional 1 credit, one week, tropical island and coral reef trip that complements the lecture portion of the class but has an additional cost. Recommended prerequisite: EBIO 1220 (minimum grade C-).
  • EBIO 4870 - Independent Research: Upper Division
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • GEOL 3070 - Introduction to Oceanography
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2021
    Explores Earth's dynamic oceans. Discusses the disciplines of oceanography including marine geology, chemistry, biology and physical oceanography with emphasis on global change. Specific topics may include: tectonics, currents, biogeochemical cycles, ecology and global warming. Recommended prerequisite: any 1000-level ATOC or GEOL course or ATOC major. Same as ATOC 3070.