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While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Through lecture components:
    • Contrast various lake formation processes and classify lake types.
    • Interpret the physical chemistry of lakes.
    • Outline lake stratification processes and how water moves.
    • Design sampling protocols for quantitative and qualitative measures of: lake chemistry, lake flora and fauna, hydrology and ground water processes, vertical profiles, thermal stratification.
    • Contrast the above characteristics for assessment of the health of a lake system.
    • Interpret key characteristics and processes of lakes: eutrophication, energy flows, acid rain, climate change, paleolimnology, lake sedimentation, littoral zones, trophic cascade, etc.
    • Design and evaluate restoration processes to ameliorate degraded lake systems.
  • Through the lab components:
    • Design and interpret morphometric measurements.
    • Analyze time-depth plots, O2 depletion rates, phosphorus loads, etc.
    • Conduct and analyze additional quantitative measures of lake systems (e.g., conductivity, salinity, pH, temperature, flow rates, turbidity).
    • Conduct sampling and analyze aquatic macrophytes (bacteria, zooplankton, phytoplankton, etc.).
    • Demonstrate strong skills in conducting all levels of quantitative limnology.

Effective as of Winter 2013

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