Stream Ecology (NR 280)


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This course provides an introduction to the structure and functions of streams and rivers. We will explore the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of these critical ecosystems. The course employs a "flipped" format in which most of the content is delivered in podcasts that students can watch at their leisure. Class are devoted to discussion, problem solving, and quizzes. There is a lab component in which students learn practical field and lab skills while visting a range of stream types in our area. Our examination of streams and rivers will be from an ecological perspective with a focus on the implications for management and policy.

This course is designed for well-prepared undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in natural resources, aquatic ecology, and watershed sciences.

Enrolled students can accesss lecture, lab and other course materials from the Blackboard site. The "Syllabus' link at the left provides an overview of the current course structure. However, students should refer to syllabus on Blackboard for the most up to date information about the course in a given semester..

Title: Stream Ecology
Authors: David Allan and Maria Castillo
Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (September 14, 2007)
On-line access
ISBN-10: 140205582X
ISBN-13: 978-1402055829.

Stream Ecology, Allan and Castillo