Ecology of Inland Waters (EEOB 5420) will be offered as a full-semester 14-week course in Fall 2014. This course will explore the ecology, physics and chemistry of lakes, wetlands, streams and rivers. The interactions between terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems, the balance between autotrophic and heterotrophic processes in inland waters, and the responses of these systems to current and future human impacts and climate change will be key themes throughout the course. Lectures will emphasize an interdisciplinary approach and will include discussions of papers from the primary literature. Labs will include plankton identification, nutrient analyses, and a 3-day field trip to OSU’s Stone Laboratory to gain experience in aquatic field sampling and analysis techniques.
Lecture (3.0 credits): Tues/Thurs 11:10AM-12:30PM
Lab (1.0 credit): Wed 12:45-3:45PM
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