Syllabus

All lab reports are due by 4 pm the following Wednesday unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.

Date Type Topic (click for lecture notes/labs - password protected; username=envr) Instructor
20-Aug Lecture Introductions, Report writing, Objectives, Outcomes Weinberg
21-Aug Lab Introduction to basic lab skills and use of statistical measurements Weinberg
27-Aug Lecture Introduction to experimental design (Reading list) Walters
28-Aug Lab The Scientific Method (there is no handout for this lab) Walters
2-Sep - Labor Day holiday -
4-Sep Field trip Field trip to Eastern NC - Soil Sampling Whalen
9-Sep Lecture Basic Soil Properties Whalen
11-Sep Lab Soils Analysis including Moisture Content, Bulk Density and Porosity, Particle Density, pH, Ammonia-N, Texture, Organic Matter Content, Water Holding Capacity Whalen
16-Sep Lecture Trace gas fluxes in soils Whalen
18-Sep Lab Continue last week's Physical Measurements
Static Chamber Flux Measurement

Instructions for writing this and last week's lab report
Whalen
23-Sep Lecture Indices of microbial activity Whalen
25-Sep Lab Denitrifying enzyme activity -nitrous oxide by GC-EI
Instructions for writing up this lab report
Whalen
30-Sep Lecture Chemical equilibria in water Weinberg
2-Oct Lab

Chemical quality of drinking water: pH, titrimetric analysis, acid-base titrations, alkalinity

Weinberg
7-Oct Lecture Drinking Water Treatment and Effect on Water Quality Weinberg
9-Oct Lab

Aggregate measurements of water; turbidity, conductivity, color, solids: Field trip to OWASA

Weinberg
14-Oct - Fall break -
16-Oct - Fall break -
21-Oct Lecture Microbiological methods for outbreak detection Nadimpalli
23-Oct Lab

Investigation of a foodborne outbreak

During the "Sequence Alignment" section of the lab in class, you will access:
fan 4.ab1
outbreak sequences12.gb

Nadimpalli
28-Oct Lecture Analysis of organics in air Robbins
30-Oct Lab Organic vapor sampling with detector and charcoal tubes Robbins
4-Nov Lecture Introduction to chromatography and mass spectrometry Robbins
6-Nov Lab Application to analysis of organic vapors Robbins
11-Nov Lecture Significance and analysis of atmospheric aerosols Surratt
13-Nov Lab Sizing aerosols in a smog chamber Surratt
18-Nov Lecture Introduction to spectroscopy Sexton
20-Nov Lab Analysis of Formaldehyde in Air Samples
Formaldehyde Method
Lab Report Instructions
Sexton
25-Nov Lecture Thanksgiving Break  
27-Nov Field trip Thanksgiving Break  
02-Dec Lecture Aquatic ecosystems Weinberg
04-Dec Field Trip Integrated Water Systems Weinberg