Faculty Profile

Brian Pedersen

Associate Professor of Environmental Science (1998)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2016

pedersen@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Building Room 130
717.245.1897

Bio

His teaching and research interests concern ecology and environmental science.

Education

  • B.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1981
  • M.S., University of California at Davis, 1988
  • Ph.D., Oregon State University. 1992

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

ENST 131 Environmental Science w/Lab
An integrated, interdisciplinary study of natural environmental systems and human impact on them. Basic concepts of ecology, such as biogeochemical materials cycling, energy flow, biotic interactions, and ecosystem regulation will be examined and utilized to study natural resource management, population dynamics, loss of biodiversity, and environmental pollution. Field study, including measurement of parameters in natural aquatic and terrestrial systems, data analysis, and data interpretation will be emphasized. This course fulfills the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Offered in Fall semester.

ENST 131 Environmental Science w/Lab
An integrated, interdisciplinary study of natural environmental systems and human impact on them. Basic concepts of ecology, such as biogeochemical materials cycling, energy flow, biotic interactions, and ecosystem regulation will be examined and utilized to study natural resource management, population dynamics, loss of biodiversity, and environmental pollution. Field study, including measurement of parameters in natural aquatic and terrestrial systems, data analysis, and data interpretation will be emphasized. This course fulfills the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Offered in Fall semester.