Syllabus - Syllabus DNRM 2305. Introduction to Freshwater...

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1 Syllabus DNRM 2305. Introduction to Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries Spring 2010 Instructor : David Rogowski Department of Natural Resources Management Goddard Building, Rm 7D 806-742-6888 ext. 227 [email protected] Office hours : Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-11:30 am, or by appointment Class time and Location : Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:50 p.m., English and Philosophy room 160 2305. Introduction to Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries (3:3:0). Survey and management of freshwater habitats: types of organisms, adaptations, and ecological interactions; and effects of solar radiation, temperature, currents, dissolved gases, chemicals, and pollution. Fulfills Core Technology and Applied Science requirement. Required Textbook(s) : Dodds, Walter K. 2002. Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications. Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-21-9135 Kolbe, C.M. and M. Luedke 2005. A Guide to Freshwater Ecology produced by The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. This is free and available online at: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/comm_exec/forms_pubs/pubs/gi/gi-034.html/at_download/file Course overview : Aquatic systems are an important part of the environment, and all life is dependent on water. Understanding of the properties and ecology of water is imperative for the protection and management of aquatic systems. In this course we will cover some of the basic properties of water and how that is affected by abiotic (nonliving) and biotic (living) factors. This course will provide a general overview of the common freshwater aquatic organisms (plants, invertebrates and vertebrates), as well as some general ecological and scientific principals as they relate to aquatic systems. Coarse goals: The goals of this course are to provide students with: a basic understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of inland waters knowledge about organisms inhabiting freshwater systems, knowledge about basic limnological and ecological principles, an introduction to aquatic organisms. Learning outcomes: At the completion of this course, students should be able to: describe ways that humans affect aquatic ecosystems and explain how these changes affect society, describe characteristics that benefit organisms in aquatic environments,
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