Graham Sustainability Institute

Freshwater Ecosystems: Limnology

EEB 483

Freshwater ecology is the study of environmental and ecological aspects of inland lakes and streams (also called "Limnology"). Some of the topics covered in this course are: the origin of lakes; the importance of physical and chemical properties; the geochemical cycling of different elements such as carbon, phosphorous, and nitrogen; the ecology of aquatic bacteria, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos, macrophytes, and fish; the pollution and eutrophication of lakes; the recent concepts in stream ecology; paleolimnology; food-chain dynamics; energy flow; and experimental investigations using whole lakes.

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Fall 2016
Fall 2014
Fall 2012
Winter 2011