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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 463 - Limnology

Chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of inland waters. Three hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: BIOL 360.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)


Describe the structure and function of freshwater aquatic systems



Written exams

Explain the ecological interactions among aquatic organisms


Written exams

Analyze and interpret physical, chemical and biological data collected from lakes and rivers


Written exams and laboratory exercises

Conduct a basic assessment of the physical structure and ecological status of rivers and lakes using a variety of standard sampling equipment and procedures


Field and laboratory exercises

Collect and identify samples of aquatic organisms common to inland waters of the Pacific Northwest



Field and laboratory exercises

Evaluate technical reports and manuscripts related to aquatic ecology




Research project report

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