Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog
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BIOL 389 - Freshwater Biology

Units: 3
Introduction to the physical, chemical and biological processes in freshwater systems, including headwaters, streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and vernal pools. Topics include biogeochemical cycling, controls on production, evolutionary selection, community patterns, population dynamics, and food web structure. Significant species in the open water and attached communities will be discussed regarding composition, environmental factors and role. Analyzes the impacts of using freshwaters for drinking water, irrigation, recreation, transportation, flood control, and power generation. Field trip(s) during or outside of class (including weekends) may be required.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 210  and BIOL 211 .



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