BIO 557

Stream and Wetland Ecology

Biology College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Stream and wetland ecology; their biota and their physical/chemical properties.

When Taught

Fall Odd Years

Min

4

Fixed

4

Fixed

3

Fixed

4

Other Prerequisites

Bio 350 or equivalent

Title

Streams and Wetlands

Learning Outcome

Develop an understanding of streams and wetlands within the broader context of ecology and conservation.

Title

Conservation Issues

Learning Outcome

Become familiar with the major conservation issue in streams and wetlands and the underlying ecological concepts.

Title

Current Literature

Learning Outcome

Initial exposure to the current literature.

Title

Critical Thinking

Learning Outcome

Develop skills related to critical thinking. That is, learn how to: a) read critically and summarize information, b) draw conclusions and synthesize information to develop new questions and hypotheses, and c) design experiments or comparative studies. It is important to start early to learn how to think, read, and write critically.