BIO 474 - Stream Ecology[3 credit(s)]
Prerequisite(s): BIO 300 or BIO 302 or BIO 304. Required co-requisite, BIO 475 Stream Ecology Field Laboratory. A study of the interaction of physical, geochemical, and biological components in stream ecosystems. Adaptations of organisms in aquatic environments, community interactions, and ecosystem energetics are emphasized. Field and laboratory study give students experience in inquiry-based activities involving data collection and stream ecosystem analyses. Techniques in stream habitat and water quality assessment are covered. To facilitate outdoor excursions, may be scheduled outside normal semester dates and graded initially with a T grade.
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