EEB 483 - Limnology: Freshwater Ecology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
Advisory Prerequisites:
Advanced undergraduate or Graduate standing, with background in PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, or water-related sciences.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Freshwater ecology is the study of environmental and ecological aspects of inland lakes and streams (also called "Limnology"). Some of the topics covered in this course are: the origin of lakes; the importance of physical and chemical properties; the geochemical cycling of different elements such as carbon, phosphorous, and nitrogen; the ecology of aquatic bacteria, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos, macrophytes, and fish; the pollution and eutrophication of lakes; the recent concepts in stream ecology; paleolimnology; food-chain dynamics; energy flow; and experimental investigations using whole lakes.

Lectures are designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of limnology in an ecological and ecosystem context, in addition to presenting up-to-date information from the current literature. Grades are based on exams and problem sets. This course fills concentration requirements in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), and the prerequisites are a course in chemistry, biology, and math or physics (or permission of the instructor). Go to the course home page for more information.

EEB 483 - Limnology: Freshwater Ecology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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