WATS 481/881: Stream and River Ecology

WATS 481/881
Stream and River Ecology Crosslisted as BIOS 481, NRES 481
Prereqs: NRES 222 or equivalent.
Fundamental physical drivers operating in stream and river ecosystems and how those vary in space and time. Major classes of organisms associated with stream ecosystems and their functional roles. Fundamental controls on biotic diversity in stream and river ecosystems and its variance. Major aspects of stream ecosystem function including energy flow and nutrient cycling. Ecosystem services provided by stream and river ecosystems and causes and consequences of human impacts on streams and rivers. Underlying principles of bioassessment and current methods of stream restoration.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom

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