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Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems

BIOL 312
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: E&ES 312
Certificates: Environmental Studies

Aquatic ecosystems may be considered the lifeblood of the planet. These ecosystems supply water, food, transportation, and are home to a vast array of organisms. Despite how much of the planet is aquatic, these ecosystems are very fragile and require protection. This course will focus upon measures that will be effective in conserving the diversity of aquatic ecosystems. To understand these conservation measures, we will study the diversity of physical, biological and ecological components of aquatic systems, as well as patterns of human use. We will also examine some of the current laws that protect aquatic ecosystems. The course will include some laboratories as well as several field trips.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)

Last Updated on APR-22-2024
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