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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENV 4450 - Stream Ecology

Credits: 3

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

Description: This course explores the diversity of running water ecosystems throughout the world by examining the chemistry, physical features, and biology of stream ecosystems. Principles of stream ecology will be used to examine local stream ecosystems ranging from those found in the mountains to the prairies. The relationship among a stream, its watershed, floodplain, and riparian zone will be studied. Human activities that alter water quality, chemistry, and the ecology of a stream will be investigated, as well as methods to mitigate and protect lotic (flowing water) ecosystems.

Field Trips: Students will have an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom during a mandatory, one-day field trip.

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