Aquatic Systems Biology

Biology 352

Bosmina sp. (photo by Tom Adams.) Copyright (c) MCMXCVII Educational Images Ltd., Elmira, NY, USA. All rights reserved. Taken from EDUCATIONAL IMAGES LTD.


This class is an introduction to the vast field of freshwater aquatic biology with an emphasis on the processes operating in freshwater ecosystems. The distributions and interactions of species, both with their physical environment and with each other will be investigated. The diversity of freshwater ecosystems will also be emphasized. Throughout the class we will consider the influence of the surrounding landscape on aquatic habitats. We will also strive to understand the types of perturbations that affect these ecosystems and apply ecological principles to their solution.

Web links to readings for class:

Class Synthesis Paper- minireview example

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