ENV 130 - Explorations in Riverine Ecology

4 credits (PREREQUISITE: BIO 121)

Students will be introduced to the ecology of river and stream ecosystems. Analysis of biological communities, physical and chemical attributes, watershed dynamics and current ecological theory will be covered. The course will focus on student participation in literature reading and discussions, field investigations, and lectures on general principles in river ecology. Field investigation of the Connecticut and Hockanum Rivers and analyses of water and soil samples will be included as field and laboratory investigations. (Su)