Mar 27, 2023
BIOL 472 - Limnology (3 units)
Introduction to limnology, the study of inland waters, integrating physics, chemistry, and biology to study aquatic ecosystems.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121A or CHEM 201 ; MATH 176 or MATH 181 ; PHYS 151 or PHYS 180 .
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe in detail a contemporary issue a limnologist may study.
2. demonstrate scientific literacy on a topic based on what is supported by science and pseudoscience.
3. describe basic limnological concepts and their role in shaping the topic studied.
4. articulate the dynamics of lake stratification in lakes and flow in rivers.
5. describe the influence of geology and climate dynamics on physical and chemical process in lakes.
6. describe interactions of physical and chemical dynamics on biological diversity and production.
7. describe the methods used to collect baseline data on an aquatic ecosystem using current field and laboratory methods.
8. evaluate how changes in anthropogenic activity in the future might influence aquatic ecosystems with comparisons of the Great Basin to other Ecoregions on the planet.
Click here for course scheduling information. | Check course textbook information
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)