Limnology

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EEB 3247 Limnology
Fall 2011

Lecture Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:15 in TLS 301
Lab Meeting Time: Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00 in TLS 179
Textbooks: Dodson S.I., 2005. Introduction to Limnology 1st Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Giller P.S. and B. Malmqvist, 2008. The Biology of Streams and Rivers. Oxford University Press.

Instructors

Dr. Mark Urban
Email: mark.urban@uconn.edu
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 200A
Phone: (860) 486-6113
Office hours: by appointment

Jessie Rack (Teaching Assistant)
Email: jessica.rack@uconn.edu
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 211
Phone: (860) 486-6154
Office hours: by appointment



Course Procedures and Policies

Photo by J. M. Rack
Photo by J. M. Rack
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Overview of Course:
The main objective of the course is to introduce you to the dominant physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms determining the ecology of inland waters. A secondary objective is to teach field sampling and research techniques pertinent to aquatic research. Classes will integrate lectures on core concepts with field and laboratory experiences In addition, an independent research project would be used to integrate concepts and also allow students to design, implement, analyze and communicate their own scientific research.
Limnology can be taught with various foci. I teach the course as an upper level ecology class focused on aquatic systems. If you have not taken ecology or evolution, you may need to do some supplementary work to catch up. See me within the first week to discuss this possibility.

  • Field and lab exercises are mandatory. Field trips cannot be made up. If for some reason you think that you will be unable to make any field trips, consult with me in advance.
    • We will leave for field trips at exactly 12 pm. Please arrive at the lab on time.
      • This is a field course. Ecologists go out regardless of the weather, and so will we. You are responsible for bringing appropriate rain or cold weather gear.

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