Spring 2012 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 focus upon freshwater and coastal estuarine ecosystems.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182] OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR E&ES199
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(ENVS)
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The course will include a number of laboratories (during class time) as well as four field trips that will be held on selected Saturdays (8 a.m-12 p.m.).
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