bio155_lecture_1_IntroFreshwaterEcology

bio155_lecture_1_IntroFreshwaterEcology - BIOE 155, Autumn...

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BIOE 155, Autumn 2009 An Introduction to Freshwater Ecology (read: pp 3-14 in Dodson) “For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.” --Sandra Postel Why care about water? Water is needed for life. o 6CO 2 + 6H 2 0 => C 6 H 12 O 6 o Humans—provides direct and indirect resources that human societies depend on. o Water-related diseases are the leading killer of children under 5. o Animals—most animals are 70% water. Increasingly limited resource o Water conservation and management increasingly important. o Opportunity for making a difference in world ± Good difference? ± Bad difference? What is Freshwater Ecology? The relationships between organisms and their surrounding environment. o
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