Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems|
Fall 2007 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
Aquatic ecosystems may be considered the lifeblood of the planet. These ecosystems supply water, food, and 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(ENVS)
Text book, journal and magazine articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 exams, plus written assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should be prepared to participate in some laboratory exercises involving chemistry and biology. The chemical and biological subject matter will be taught. Helpful courses would include inorganic chemistry, E&ES197 Intro to Environmental Studies, E&ES 199 Intro to Environmental Science, or BIOL 207 Principles of Biology III but are not required.
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