May 28, 2024  
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 443 Fresh Water Ecology And Field Biology

4 credit hours

This course studies the unique physical and chemical properties of water that have contributed to the origins of life, describes important freshwater ecosystems characterized by flowing water and standing water, and integrates this knowledge with the study of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Included are several field trips to important freshwater ecosystems in Michigan, where field methods to describe limnic habitats and study macrophytes, benthos, and plankton are practiced. The course ends with a discussion of human impact on freshwater ecosystems on a local, regional and global scale. The concept of sustainability is an integral part of this course.

Laboratory Fee: $50
Course is Offered: FA 2018, FA 2020, FA 2022

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