Air Pollution and Ecosystems (Level 1)

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Course Description:
This course will focus on the impacts of air pollution on the total environment. It is open to tribal environmental professionals who are interested in understanding how air pollutants impact ecosystems. The course will use a variety of methods to introduce topics including lectures, discussions and small-group activities. Completion of a pre-course assignment will be required prior to attending the course. Applicants should have completed ITEPís Introduction to Tribal Air Quality course or have equivalent knowledge or experience.

Topics include:
  • Transport of air pollutants

  • Atmospheric deposition

  • The air/water interface

  • Pollutants of concern including mercury, nitrogen, and pesticides

  • Tribal case study

  • National programs and initiatives

Pre-Requisites: (or equivalent experience)
  • Introduction to Tribal Air Quality, OR

  • Air Quality in Alaska Native Villages

If you have questions regarding the pre-requisites or your eligibility for this course, please contact Patricia Ellsworth, Air Quality Curriculum Coordinator, at or phone 928-523-6721.

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Last updated: June 20, 2014


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