Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Watershed Ecology

Watershed Ecology
Applications in catchment hydrology and ecosystem ecology to quantify energy and nutrient flow through watersheds. An overview of major biogeochemical cycles. Identification and description of interactions between human society and health of soil, surface water, and groundwater.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPWS 282
 RecommendedPWS 100 or equivalent; Math 110 or equivalent, Chem 101, 105, or equivalent.
 ProgramsContaining PWS 305
Course Outcomes: 

Soil and Water

Evaluate case studies in current topics soil and water quality

Soil-Water-Atmosphere Interactions

Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge in water quality and water resource conservation as influenced by soil-water-atmosphere interactions

Critical Thinking Skills

Enhance critically thinking skills as it relates to issues in water quality management and resource conservation

Mathematical and Statistical Skills

Improve mathematical and statistical skills related to nutrient, salinity, sodicity, and toxicity evaluation and management