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Michael Laterneau Pace

Professor
Department Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
206 Clark Hall
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1981
AS-ENVS Eager Collaborative Research: Synchronization Between Terresial and Aquatic Ecosystems
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2021
Collaborative Research: Spatial Dynamics, Early Warnings and Harmful Algal Blooms
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
March 15, 2018 – February 28, 2021
Remote sensing of aquatic ecosystems using spatial resilience indicators of algal bloom - FY2018-19
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2019
AS ENVS OPUS: Collaborative Research: Analysis of Cross-Boundary Fluxes, Trophic Cascades, and Ecosystem Stability Based on 32 Years of Whole-Lake Experiments
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
July 01, 2015 – June 30, 2019
AS-ENVS Remote sensing of aquatic ecosystems using spatial resilience idicators of algal bloom
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2017 – May 31, 2018
AS-ENVS Collaborative Research: Whole Ecosystem Experiments on early Warnings for Regime Shifts to Cyanobacteria in Lakes
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
February 01, 2012 – January 31, 2017
AS-ENVS SRC Fellowship to Jessica Gephart
Source: Stockholm University
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2015
AS-ENVS-MOU-ICIMOD
Source: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Devel
June 27, 2012 – September 11, 2014
AS ENVS Spatial Organization of Lake Size Distribution and Biogeochemical Patterns
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2013 – May 31, 2014
Collaborative Resarch: Terrestrial Support of Lake Food Webs: A Multi-Isotope Approach
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
September 01, 2009 – August 31, 2013
EVSC 3200: Fundamentals of Ecology
Credits: 3
Studies energy flow, nutrient cycling and allocation in natural ecosystems, organization of species at the population and community levels, and interaction between people and the biosphere. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus; recommended; at least one semester of college-level chemistry and biology with labs such as CHEM 1410, 1420, and BIOL 2020.
EVSC 3201: Fundamentals of Ecology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Field and laboratory experimentation illustrative of ecological systems, and their checks, balances, and cycles. Corequisite: EVSC 3200.
EVSC 4110: Estuarine Ecology
Credits: 3
An interdisciplinary course covering the physical, biogeochemical and ecological aspects of coastal estuaries. Prerequisites: EVSC 3200 with a D-
EVSC 4290: Limnology: Inland Water Ecosystems
Credits: 3
This course will focus on lakes, rivers, streams, and reservoirs as ecosystems. The goal of the course is to provide an understanding through lectures and discussions of the main physical, chemical, and biological processes that determine similarities and differences among inland waters. Major human impacts on inland waters will also be considered. Prerequisite: EVSC 3200 with D- and 1 semester of chemistry or instructor permission.
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 7110: Estuarine Ecology
Credits: 3
An interdisciplinary course covering the physical, biogeochemical and ecological aspects of coastal estuaries. This class is a companion course to EVSC 4110. Prerequisite: EVSC 3200
EVEC 7290: Limnology: Inland Water Ecosystems
Credits: 3
This course will focus on lakes, rivers, streams, and reservoirs as ecosystems. The goal of the course is to provide an understanding through lectures and discussions of the main physical, chemical, and biological processes that determine similarities and differences among inland waters. Major human impacts on inland waters will also be considered. Prerequisites: EVSC 3200 or equivalent, one semester of chemistry, or 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 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
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.