2018-2019 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 nutrient over-enrichment, chemical environmental contaminants, harmful algae, overfishing, and biological invaders. In the practicuum, students will be introduced to laboratory and field techniques that aquatic ecologists often use to assess and find practical solutions to water quality problems. [W]


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