This is an introductory course in aquatic ecology, without prerequisites, that focuses on different types of freshwater ecosystems: both stationary and flowing water bodies. Learn about the plants and animals in these systems and the physical, chemical features that distinguish them. Explore beautiful bogs and fens as well as local lakes, rivers, and streams using basic sampling techniques necessary for the study of aquatic ecosystems.
This course is well-suited for students considering resource management careers, those considering a science career for the first time, and those who love to spend time outdoors in Northern Michigan!
Not offered in 2019.
Fulfills the LSA Natural Science distribution requirement.