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    Appalachian State University
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

BIO 5240 - Aquatic Biology (4)


When Offered: Spring
This course will introduce students to the foundations, key concepts and current topics in freshwater, estuarine, marine and groundwater biology, ecology and management. Students will learn about how these ecosystems are tied to all of earth’s life forms and ecosystems as well as humanity’s role in global water cycles. Laboratory sessions will be used to develop computer, bench and field skills key to the study of aquatic ecosystems. Students will learn from and interact with personnel from state and federal resource-management agencies, nongovernment organizations and other stakeholders and develop skills essential to a career as an aquatic scientist.
Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in ecology or permission of the instructor.
Lecture three hours. Lab three hours. [Dual-listed with BIO 4240.]