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Gaston E. "Chip" Small

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Georgia
Owens 364/Lab: Owens 254
(651) 962-5166
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5166
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

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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BIOL 209 - 04 Biology of Sustainability - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 327

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- T - R - - -

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0955 - 1135


OSS 327

Course Registration Number:

40986 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


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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