EEB 483 - Freshwater Ecosystems: Limnology
Fall 2014, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
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Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who are enrolled in or have completed EEB 484.
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Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
Sophomores and above.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in each of the following: Ecology, Chemistry, and Physics.
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.
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Freshwater ecology is the study of environmental and ecological aspects of inland lakes and streams (also called "Limnology"). The course is taught from an ecological and ecosystem context, and topics covered include: 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.

Course Requirements:

Grades are based on lecture exams, lab exercises, and problem sets.

Intended Audience:

This course meets concentration requirements in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). Advanced undergraduate or Graduate standing, with background in physics, chemistry, biology, or water-related sciences.

Class Format:

Several trips to local lakes enable students to master sampling and measurement techniques for acquiring physical, chemical, and biological data. Laboratory work includes chemical analyses of lake water, and taxonomy and counting methods for aquatic biota.


EEB 483 - Freshwater Ecosystems: Limnology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
 In Person
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM

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