Jun 17, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024
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BIOL 4700 - Freshwater Ecology


Freshwater ecology is the quantitative examination of major biological fresh water communities. Course discussions will delineate the physical and chemical regimes under which aquatic organisms exist.  Basic limnological processes are studied to define aquatic systems of differing physical characteristics.  Nutrient chemistry analyses of waters of varying acidity, alkalinity, and chemical loadings are related to their trophic status.  Lecture and Laboratory are taught at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute at Lake George with field activities at various locations in the Adirondacks. The course includes extensive hands-on laboratory work, as well as the writing of in-depth reports. This is a communication-intensive course.
 

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: BIOL 1010  or equivalent and permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Co-Listed: BIOL 6700  . A student cannot obtain credit for both BIOL 4700 and BIOL 6700.

Credit Hours: 4



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