2022-2023 Catalog

BIOL 332 Advanced Aquatic Ecology

Students gain familiarity with function and structure of freshwater ecosystems and ecological analysis of biota and abiotic parameters beyond the intermediate level by examining complex interrelationships and synthesizing findings according to theoretical models. Laboratory/practicum and lecture/seminar are fused by offering this course on our "floating laboratory" pontoon boat at Merrill Creek Reservoir, NJ. Students acquire skills and master techniques by interfacing with naturalists at MCR, enabling them to design, develop, propose and execute a research project with recommendations for environmental management, culminating in presentations to an open Program at the MCR Nature Center.


BIOL 231, BIOL 234 or BIOL 272 Knowledge of statistics is highly recommended