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Wetland Ecology and Conservation

This course examines the biology, hydrology, geochemistry and ecology of temperate wetlands, especially peatlands. It emphasizes plant adaptations to the flooded environment and considers evolution of peatlands and paleostratigraphy including pollen analysis. Wetland monitoring and assessment, and the effects of climate changes on global carbon budgets are discussed. The uses, management and conservation practices for wetlands are analyzed, and techniques for forming new wetlands are evaluated. PREREQ: BIOL 2356 (BIOL 3336 is recommended). (lec 3, lab/exp/sem 3) cr 3.

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