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2015-2016 Catalog

BIOL 341 Environmental Issues in Aquatic Ecosystems

In this course, students will learn about major global environmental issues in freshwater, marine, and estuarine ecosystems. Students are expected to critically read, evaluate, present, and discuss current events and primary literature. Examples of some topics include chronic effects of nutrient over-enrichment, chemical environmental contaminants, harmful algae, overfishing, and biological invaders. In the practicum, students will be introduced to laboratory and field techniques that aquatic ecologists often use to assess and find practical solutions to water quality problems. Lecture/practicum/discussion.[W]

Prerequisite

BIOL 231, BIOL 234, BIOL 271, BIOL 272, CHEM 252 or CE 321

Instructor

Rothenberger