A brand-new course called “ATM S 493: Ecological Climatology” is being offered this Autumn quarter. Abby Swann, an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Biology will be teaching the course. Her research focuses in on global scale interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and atmospheric circulation. Not surprisingly, the course will investigate the connection between ecosystems and climate including physical, chemical, and biological interactions. Students will investigate global scale implications and the expected response of a coupled Earth system under past and future climate change. The course will take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30 – 2:30 P.M.