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Gaston E. "Chip" Small

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D. University of Georgia
Office
Owens 364/Lab: Owens 254
Phone
(651) 962-5166
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5166
Fax
651.962.5201
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

Professional Interests

  • Application of ecosystem ecology to sustainability science 
  • Human alteration of biogeochemical cycles 
  • Fate of anthropogenic nutrients in aquatic ecosystems 
  • Communicating science to the public

Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 389 - I1 Research - - - - - - - -
CRN: 30503 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gaston E. Small Original laboratory, field, library or other analytical investigation under the direction of a member of the biology faculty, culminating in either a written research paper or an oral presentation. Upper-class standing not required. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 207, 208 and a minimum grad of C- in BIOL 209 and permission of the instructor and the department chair.

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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 209 - 02 Biology of Sustainability - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OWS 250
CRN: 41273 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gaston E. Small Influences of humans on the global environment has reached unprecedented levels, increasing the need for society to strive to live in a sustainable manner. Many issues facing the environment have a biological basis. Thus, an understanding of basic biology is necessary to understand and address many environmental issues. This course will cover the fundamental biology involved with five environmental issues at the global scale: climate change, excessive nutrient loading into ecosystems, agricultural production, chemical contaminants, and loss of biodiversity. Specific biological principles to be covered include energy and nutrient mass balance by organisms and ecosystems, homeostasis and organismal physiology, and population dyanmics and conservation biology. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 112, or CHEM 115, or any 100-level GEOL

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BIOL 209 - 56 Biology of Sustainability/Lab - - W - - - - 1335 - 1635 OWS 378
CRN: 41280 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Gaston E. Small Influences of humans on the global environment have reached unprecedented levels, increasing the need for society to strive to live in a sustainable manner. Many issues facing the environment have a biological basis. Thus, an understanding of basic biology is necessary to understand and address many environmental issues. This course will cover the fundamental biology involved with five environmental issues at the global scale: climate change, excessive nutrient loading into ecosystems, agricultural production, chemical contaminants, and loss of biodiversity. Specific biological principles to be covered include energy and nutrient mass balance by organisms and ecosystems, homeostasis and organismal physiology, and population dynamics and conservation biology. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 208, or any 100-level GEOL, and CHEM 112 or CHEM 115

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BIOL 209 - 60 Biology of Sustainability/Lab - - - R - - - 0900 - 1200 OWS 378
CRN: 41326 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Gaston E. Small Influences of humans on the global environment have reached unprecedented levels, increasing the need for society to strive to live in a sustainable manner. Many issues facing the environment have a biological basis. Thus, an understanding of basic biology is necessary to understand and address many environmental issues. This course will cover the fundamental biology involved with five environmental issues at the global scale: climate change, excessive nutrient loading into ecosystems, agricultural production, chemical contaminants, and loss of biodiversity. Specific biological principles to be covered include energy and nutrient mass balance by organisms and ecosystems, homeostasis and organismal physiology, and population dynamics and conservation biology. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 208, or any 100-level GEOL, and CHEM 112 or CHEM 115

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BIOL 435 - 01 Aquatic Biology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS 127
CRN: 42590 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gaston E. Small Characteristics of lakes, streams and other aquatic habitats; including plant and animal communities, water chemistry and productivity. Use of recent primary literature to learn and evaluate field techniques, data collection and data analyses. Both individual and class research projects focus on aquatic systems. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 330 or 333, or in any two 300-level biology courses; STAT 220 or MATH 303 strongly recommended

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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