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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENV 4440 - Limnology

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENV 1200, BIO 1081, and BIO 1091; or permission of the instructor

Description: This course examines the study of lakes, reservoirs, and ponds as inland water ecosystems. The physical, chemical, and biological components of inland waters are examined. The course investigates how lakes are formed and how they evolve over time. The shape of the lake basin, its water balance, and the catchment area are studied with respect to their influence on the ecology within the lake. Students learn how to assess the health of a lake, how to examine water quality, how to handle aquatic weed problems, and how to manage a lake fishery.

Field Trips: A one-day field trip to a lake, pond, or reservoir is required.

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