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David E. Smith

Professor
Associate Chairman
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
372 Clark Hall
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1982
2019 University of Virginia Conservation Interns and Conservation Scholars Support (VA)
Source: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
April 01, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Conservation Interns and Conservation Scholars Support 17-18
Source: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
May 01, 2017 – September 28, 2018
AS-ENVS Conservation Interns and Conservation Scholars Support
Source: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
May 01, 2014 – April 30, 2017
AS-ENVS Biodiversity Conservation Science, Research, and Internship Program
Source: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
January 01, 2012 – August 31, 2016
AS-ENVS Atmospheric Composition and Pollution Transport in the Annapurna Himalaya
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
December 20, 2011 – June 30, 2016
The Role of Aerosols in Atlantic Climate Variability
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
September 01, 2011 – August 31, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Game
Source: William & Mary Virginia Institute of Marine Scienc
April 01, 2011 – August 31, 2014
AS-ENVS Multidecadal Cloud Variability and Climate Change in Observations and CMIPS
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
August 01, 2010 – July 31, 2013
AS-ENVS Historical contribution of the Saharan Air Layer to Northern Atlantic Ocean temperatures
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
August 01, 2010 – July 31, 2013
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
ZFOR 3504: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
EVSC 3660: Tropical Field Ecology
Credits: 4
This course is designed to introduce students to the plants and animals found in the tropical marine environment of the Caribbean and to study their adaptations in the context of community ecology.  Fishes, invertebrates, and marine plants will be in the major groups encountered.  Cross-listed with BIOL 3500.  Prerequisite:  BIOL 2010 or instructor permission.
EVSC 3665: Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Belize
Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the organisms and ecosystems of Belize, including fresh water, marine and terrestrial examples. Special emphasis will be placed on the interactions of the ecosystem components and on the conservation of specific ecosystems and locales. Prerequisites: BIOL 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 or EVSC 3200, 3201 or permission of instructor.
EVSC 4230: Marine Environments and Organisms
Credits: 3
Surveys the major habitats of marine and estuarine areas and the organisms which have adapted to life in these environments. Emphasizes the organisms and communities which have evolved in response to stress and competition in the sea, and the systematics and natural history of marine organisms. Prerequisite: EVSC 3200 or equivalent.
EVSC 4991: The Theory and Practice of Biodiversity Conservation
Credits: 3
The goal of this class is to rigorously compare real-life conservation program implementation with the theoretical goals of conservation science. This course is a senior-level offering designed to serve as a capstone class for students enrolled in the Environmental and Biological Conservation Specialization program and will be presented in a seminar format where a theoretical presentation of conservation science within the context is presented. Prerequisite: EVSC 3200 (fund. of Ecology) or BIOL 3020 (Evolution and Ecology)
EVSC 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Specialized topics in ecology, atmosphere, hydrology, environmental geology, or environmental systems not normally covered in formal classes under the direction of the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVEC 7999: Independent Study: Ecology
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of ecology and interrelated areas.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.