Xiamen, China – Global Climate Change and Vulnerability


Xiamen, China – Global Climate Change and Vulnerability

Xiamen, China – Global Climate Change and Vulnerability

2018 will be the 7th successful offering of this course!

Application will open in Early February 2018.  Spaces are limited.

Summer 2015 – College of Sciences at the National Park of Strand and Volcano of Zhangzhou, China. Upper left to right: Shane Wells, Zach Arcio, Camille Paderes Cuyugan, Phevee Paderes, Claire Cecilia, Vannesa Salazar, Cora Bercasio, Kateri Wojcik; Eddie Garcia at lower left.

  • This will be a 2 week course in China, summer 2018. Price and dates: TBD

  • Price was $1,438 in 2017.

  • Course Credit:  3 units Sci 596. Undergraduates and Graduates invited to apply.

Video: Scenery of Xiamen.

 girl photographing another student who is drenched in sea spray

Coastal Volcano National Geologic Park of ZhangZhou

Faculty Leader:

Dr. William Tong

Dr. William Tong, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, SDSU Department of Chemistry

Dr. William Tong, Chair and Professor, Department of Chemistry.

 Lecture Topics:

  • Global climate change
  • Effects of ocean acidification on mariene primary producers under the sun
  • Quantitative assessment and prediction of climate change
  • Environmental proxies for paleoclimate reconstruction, paleoclimate records and abrupt climate change
  • Tidepools and SDSU students

    Students on the hunt for intertidal life; Coastal Volcano National Geologic Park of ZhangZhou; Xiamen

    Mangroves as an index to study environmental vulnerability for coastal wetland ecosystem

  • Contamination of organotin compounds in coastal environments
  • Nitrogen fixation in the oceans
  • The control strategies of global warming gases in semiconductor plant

More information on this program:

Contact Maureen Crawford, International Coordinator, College of Sciences, mcrawford@mail.sdsu.edu or William Tong, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, SDSU Department of  Chemistry, wtong@mail.sdsu.edu.

 

 

Cityscape Xiamen night

Xiamen, night

great tandem bike with guy at back

Field Studies

Field studies include excursions to National Geologic Park of Strand, the Volcano of Zhangzhou, and Xiamen Wanshi Botanical Park.

  • multi ethnic group of students at table
  • family meal with multi ethnic group
  • Teacher instructs students around table on Chinese pronunciation
  • girl hugging another girl
  • Xiamen, night, skyline reflected in river
  • thousands of young people at Concert. Xiamen
  • Xiamen fish market with local vendor in red apron
  • students on bleachers with red roofs of Xiamen university
  • student group at restaurant
  • group of students in front of ocean
  • group of students in front of Chinese temple