University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Natural Resources: Aquatic Ecology and Watershed Science (Master of Science)


The Aquatic Ecology and Watershed Science concentration provides students with advanced understanding of aquatic ecosystems and their watersheds, and the skills and methodologies required to analyze and solve technical problems concerning the effects of human activities on these systems. Current areas of research emphasis include watershed processes and management; stream and lake ecology; fish ecology and fisheries management; aquatic ecotoxicology; pollutant studies; biogeochemical dynamics, and the modeling of aquatic systems, processes and populations.

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Minimum Degree Requirements

In addition to the general M.S. in Natural Resources requirements, this concentration requires enrollment in a one credit special topics seminar organized by faculty and students in the concentration, and at least twelve additional credits of course work in the aquatic and watershed sciences, or supportive fields (approved by the student's studies committee). Students in this concentration pursue a thesis.



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