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Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems

BIOL 312
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: E&ES 312
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 focus upon freshwater and coastal estuarine ecosystems.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Quantitative Reasoning
Analysis of quantitative data relevant to aquatic ecosystems
Experimental Design and carrying out field based research assignments
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182] OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR E&ES199
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on MAR-31-2023
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