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BI 331 Aquatic Biology

(4 Credits)
This course examines the ecology of freshwater ecosystems. Students study lentic (standing water) communities, from small mosquito breeding sites up to the world’s largest lakes, lotic (running water) systems, from headwater streams up to our largest rivers, and estuaries, where fresh and saltwater mix. Students further examine political, social, and economic aspects of aquatic resources management. Classroom lecture is augmented with frequent outdoor lectures on Arcadia’s campus and numerous field trips to local water bodies where students measure both physical and biological parameters of aquatic ecosystems.  

Three class hours and three laboratory hours weekly; field trips. Fall

Prerequisite: BI 101 , BI 102  and BI 242  or written permission of the instructor and Department Chair.
Corequisite: BI331L