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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 4491 - Limnology

A study of inland waters–lakes, streams, and reservoirs.  Some of the topics include:  the origin of lakes; the importance of chemical and physical properties; the biogeochemical cycling of elements; the ecology of aquatic organisms (bacteria, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos, macrophytes and fish); the pollution and eutrophication of freshwaters; a comparison of lake, stream and reservoir ecosystmes; paleolimnology; food-chains and food-webs; energy flow.  This course should provide students with a basic understanding of limnology, including developments in current research and management.

Credits: 4

Prereq: BIOL 1152 and CHEM 1142
Lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 3
Course/lab fee: $