270: Freshwater Ecology

The principles, concepts and techniques of freshwater sampling in association with fisheries research, management and enhancement are presented in a technical application format. Topics include physical and biological characteristics of freshwater systems, and data collection, management and interpretation.

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or MATH S151 or STAT 107, and ENGL S111, and FT S120

This course is an introduction to freshwater systems, including streams, rivers, lakes and ponds, and the linkages among these systems. Material in this course will provide a basic understanding of the integration of physical, chemical and biological features of ecosystems that influence the productivity of lakes and streams. Students will take away principles, concepts and techniques of limnology sampling in association with fisheries research, management and enhancement. Topics include physical and biological characteristics of freshwater systems, and data collection, management and interpretation. Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance course.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

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