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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.
Laboratories and field trips devoted to studies of the biological, chemical, and physical properties of lakes and other freshwater environments. Exercises focus on understanding the freshwater environment, on experimentation, and on understanding ecological processes within lakes.
When Offered Fall.
Fees Fee for food on field trip: $20.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOEE 4570.
Comments One weekend field trip. Optional vertebrate dissection (fish) during one laboratory exercise and during a portion of the weekend field trip.Outcomes
- Students will have direct experience with the kinds of data that can be collected to address scientific questions and hypotheses directed at understanding the nature of the environments.
- Students will use modern equipment and procedures to collect samples from lakes and laboratory experiments, and carry out the analyses necessary to obtain numerical data.
- Students will develop the ability to use microscopes and identification keys to determine what an organism is. They will learn to identify ecologically relevant parts of organisms (e.g., algal cell-types, consumer feeding appendages).
- Students will be able to assemble the components of lake ecosystems into a coherent understanding of how the parts interact.
- Students will be able to assess the effects of human impacts on lakes.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
2 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- W Stimson Hall 309
Letter grades only; S-U grades by permission of instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOEE 4570. Fee for food on field trip: $20. One weekend field trip. Optional vertebrate dissection (fish) during one laboratory exercise and during a portion of the weekend field trip.
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