Courses

BIOL 4004: FRESHWATER ECOLOGY (taught every fall semester)

Interactions of physical, chemical, and biological properties of freshwater ecosystems. Lecture & Lab. Prerequisite: BIOL 2804 or equivalent. (3H,3L,4C) I,II.

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BIOL 6064: FRESHWATERS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE (SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRESHWATER ECOLOGY, taught spring semesters in odd years)

Humans are modifying freshwater ecosystems across the globe. In this course, we will investigate the effects and interactions of altered climate, eutrophication, invasive species, and unsustainable withdrawal on the ecology and ecosystem services of lakes and streams. The course will be centered on reading discussions, supplemented by modeling exercises and lectures. The capstone of the course will be writing an independent research proposal exploring the fate of freshwaters in the Anthropocene. To see the syllabus for Spring 2015, click here: Syllabus_v2_15Jan15