Prerequisites: ENV 501 and 502, or permission of the instructor. (First semester—odd years/3 credits)
Physical, chemical and biological aspects of lakes and streams are explored. Aquatic organisms typical of freshwater ecosystems are surveyed along with their interrelationships and the physical and chemical components of the aquatic environment controlling their distribution and abundance. Productivity, energy flow and nutrient cycles are also discussed. Sampling and analysis techniques are described.