HANS-PETER PLAG

 

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Dr. Hans-Peter Plag


TEACHING:

Note: At ODU, courses can be found at the Dynamic Schedule Page.


Summer 2017 Biol 496 (CRN 37015), IDS 495 (CRN 35771), OEAS 495 (CRN 35769); three credits.

Creating a more sustainable society presents a serious challenge and at the same time an enormous opportunity. In this class, students will discover what makes a leader for sustainability. They will consider a range of global and local crises from a leadership point of view in the context of sustainability science, which addresses the development of communities in a rapidly changing social, economic, and environmental system-of-systems environment. The course will be based on taking a problem-motivated and solution-focused approach to the challenges considered.

Spring 2017 OEAS 795 24921: Computers and Science. 1 Credit.

In this reading class, students will explore the role of computers in research and science. Beginning with a brief history, the focus will be on the impact computers have on the creation of scientific knowledge and the exploration of the world. The relevance of computers for the development of the scientific methodology and epistemology will be considered. Recent trends and potential future developments will be discussed.


BIOL/OEAS 466; BIOL/OEAS 595: Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies. 3 Credits

In this course, students will be introduced to studies focusing on mitigation of human-induced changes in the Earth system, including but not limited to climate change and sea level rise, and adaptation to the impacts of these changes. A particular focus will be on the challenges climate change and sea level rise pose to conservation efforts. The course will cover the hazards resulting from the on-going planetary reengineering that is pushing the planet out of the Holocene; the vulnerability of the coupled socio-ecological and economic system to these hazards, the foresight we have in terms of future trajectories of the planet and the probability density functions of the hazards; the opportunities and limitations for mitigation and adaptation that result from societal decision making processes and the general basis of human decision making; and, finally, the options we have for mitigation and adaptation and a framework for the assessment of the viability of proposed options. Most of the examples used in the course to illustrate the issues are taken from practical work in conservation.

Fall 2016 OEAS 46620181/LEO, IDS 46620182/LEO, BIOL 46620064/LEO: Mitigation and Adaptation Studies. 3 Credits.

Students will be introduced to the science underpinning mitigation of human-induced changes in the Earth system, including but not limited to climate change and sea level rise, and adaptation to the impacts of these changes. The course will cover the environmental hazards and the opportunities and limitations for conservation, mitigation and adaptation. Prerequisite: BIOL 291 or permission of instructor.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/academics/2016f_adaptation.


OEAS 49518970/LEO, IDS 49518959/LEO, ENGL 49518971/LEO, OEAS 59518973/LEO, ENGL 59518974/LEO: Decisions, Biases, and the Creation of Knowledge. 3 Credits.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/dbck_16f.


OEAS 79515059/LEO, OEAS 89515701/LEO: Contemporary Reading Class: CCPO and MARI Seminar. 1 Credit.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/academics/2016f_readings.


Summer 2016 OEAS 49535691/LEO, IDS 49535700/LEO, ENGL 49535704/LEO, OEAS 59535696/LEO, ENGL 59535708/LEO: Decisions, Biases, and the Creation of Knowledge. 3 Credits.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/dbck_16f.


Spring 2016 OEAS 79526368, OEAS 89526370: Contemporary Reading Class: CCPO and MARI Seminar. 1 Credit.

Learning Objectives: The CCPO/MARI Joint Seminar on topics related to mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change impacts provides an opportunity for students to listen to presentations given by selected leading researchers in their fields. The students also are encouraged to participate in the question-and-answer session after the presentations. The reading course will prepare the students for the individual presentations and give them an opportunity to discuss the presentations took place during the previous week. The goal is to enable students to follow, analyze, understand and participate in the scientific dialog, of which presentations to groups of people are an important part. Required Materials: Will be made available on the course web page.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/academics/2016s_readings.


Fall 2015 OEAS 79520055, OEAS 89521528: Contemporary Reading Class: CCPO and MARI Seminar. 1 Credit.

Learning Objectives: The CCPO/MARI Joint Seminar on topics related to mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change impacts provides an opportunity for students to listen to presentations given by selected leading researchers in their fields. The students also are encouraged to participate in the question-and-answer session after the presentations. The reading course will prepare the students for the individual presentations and give them an opportunity to discuss the presentations took place during the previous week. The goal is to enable students to follow, analyze, understand and participate in the scientific dialog, of which presentations to groups of people are an important part. Required Materials: Will be made available on the course web page.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/academics/2016s_readings.


Spring 2015 OEAS 79529512, OEAS 89529515: Contemporary Reading Class: CCPO and MARI Seminar. 1 Credit.

Learning Objectives: The CCPO/MARI Joint Seminar on topics related to mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change impacts provides an opportunity for students to listen to presentations given by selected leading researchers in their fields. The students also are encouraged to participate in the question-and-answer session after the presentations. The reading course will prepare the students for the individual presentations and give them an opportunity to discuss the presentations took place during the previous week. The goal is to enable students to follow, analyze, understand and participate in the scientific dialog, of which presentations to groups of people are an important part. Required Materials: Will be made available on the course web page.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/academics/2016s_readings.


Fall 2014 OEAS 49521997, OEAS 59521998: Mitigation and Adaptation Studies. 1 Credits.

In this course, students will be introduced to the science underpinning mitigation of human-induced changes in the Earth system, including but not limited to climate change and sea level rise, and adaptation to the impacts of these changes. The course will cover the hazards resulting from the on-going planetary reengineering that is pushing the planet out of the Holocene; the vulnerability of the coupled socio-ecological and economic system to these hazards, the foresight we have in terms of future trajectories of the planet and the probability density functions of the hazards; the opportunities and limitations for mitigation and adaptation that result from societal decision making processes and the general basis of human decision making; and, finally, the options we have for mitigation and adaptation and a framework for the assessment of the viability of proposed options.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/academics/2014_adaptation/.


OEAS 79521965, OEAS 89521966, ENMA 89521976: Science in Literature: Reflections on the Social Construct of Science. 3 Credits.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/academics/2014_science_com/.


Fall 2013 OEAS 89520966: Reading Course: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise. 1 Credit.

Course Web Page: http://www.mari-odu.org/academics/2013_reading_course/.


2012 Introduction to Hydrogeodesy. Lecture given at the "Hydrogeodesy Tutorial" at the 13th Annual WaterNet Symposium, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, October 31-November 2, 2012.
2012 Global Change and Sustainability Research. Invited lecture, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 21, 2012.
2011 Environmental Geodesy.
2010 Public Lecture, Stevens Institute of Technology: Sustainability in the Face of Large Uncertainties
2008 Public Lecture, Stony Brook University: Understanding the potential impact of climate change: The example of sea level change
2008 Key-Note at EarthStock event, Stony Brook University: Sustainability: a mosaic of many small steps in the right direction
2006 Lecture in Brown-bag seminar: On the detection of fingerprints of forcing factors in geodetic and geophysical time series
2005 Lecture in Brown-bag Seminar: The effect of the Sumatra Earthquakes and Tsunami on Earth shape
2003 Introductory course, geoscience;
Geoid, sea surface height and dynamic topography
2002 Mathematical models in geodesy: part 1: geodetic reference systems;
Mathematical models in geodesy: part 2: geophysical models for station motion and gravity forcing
2001 Geophyscial Interpretation of geodetic time series;
Mathematical models in geodesy: part 2: geophysical models for station motion and gravity forcing;
Lecture at TMR Training Seminar, Norway: Viscoelastic deformations of a large, rotating and gravitating body: the basic theory
2000 Mathematical models in geodesy: part 1: geodetic reference systems
1997 Deformation, figure and gravity field of the Earth II;
Sea-level variations from local to global scales
1996 Dynamics of the system Earth;
Geosciences and Sustainable Development;
Deformation, figure and gravity field of the Earth I
1995 Geophysical fluid dynamics
1994 Dynamics of the system Earth;
Global change and remote sensing;
Deformation, figure and gravity field of the Earth I
1993 Deformation of the Earth II;
The structure of the Earth;
Geophysical fluid dynamics
1992 Geophysics and environmental problems;
Practical course in instrumental geophysics;
Deformation of the Earth I
1991 Theory of seismic waves II;
Global change
1990 Theory of seismic waves I;
Introduction to language-independent programming
1989 Geophysics and environmental problems;
Free oscillations of the Earth
1988 Creep processes in the Earth's mantle
1982 Free oscillations of the Earth
1981 Complex interpretation of geophysical measurements;
Borehole geophysics
1980 Applied Gravimetry;
Seismics
1979 Applied Geomagnetics



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