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BIOL171 HM - Analysis of Aquatic Ecosystems

Credit(s): 4

Instructor(s): MBL Staff

Offered: Fall

Description: The nature and controls of ecosystem processes (production, decomposition, element cycling, and biogeochemistry) in freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems. Application of basic principles of ecosystems ecology to contemporary environmental problems such as coastal eutrophication, fisheries exploitation, effects of introduced species, acid deposition, and global change. Includes lecture, discussion, laboratory, and field work. Offered only through the Semester in Environmental Science Program at the MBL Ecosystems Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL052 HM , BIOL054 HM , CHEM023A HM , CHEM023B HM , CHEM024 HM , and MATH019 HM