330. Ecology of Lakes and Rivers.

The biology of freshwater organisms from a community and ecosystem
perspective. Topics include food web dynamics, fisheries
science, primary production, seasonal succession and nutrient
cycling. Emphasis is on interactions among fish, invertebrate and
plant communities as well as the influence of their physical, chemical
and geological settings. Class projects investigate local and regional
lakes and rivers; thus there is a substantial amount of field work.
There is also emphasis on the characterization of watersheds using
GIS. Prerequisite: Biology 221 or equivalent. Recommended: any of
Biology 215, 340, 360 and 380. Also offered through Outdoor Studies.