Biology 380. Wetlands Ecology, Hydrology, Restoration
This course examines the vital role of wetlands in the hydrology and ecology of global landscapes. The function of inland and coastal marshes, swamps and bogs and their role in water and nutrient cycles will be examined. We will also survey the biodiverity of wetlands habitats, from microbes to vertebrates. The biological links between wetlands and human activities, such as agriculture, coastal development, and fisheries will be considered, as well as the legal framework for the protection and restoration of endangered wetlands. Prerequisites: One year of an introductory science (geology or chemistry or biology or physics or engineering or economics); and two semesters of upper level (elective) science courses. Offered Fall Semesters, annually.
Offered through the Marine Studies Consortium.