BIOL 575 Phytoplankton Ecology and Analysis
This course covers ecology of freshwater phytoplankton and methods to evaluate phytoplankton communities, which comprises the base of aquatic food webs. Major ecological theories are discussed in conjunction with relevant primary literature in classical and modern aquatic ecology. The lab component includes field sampling, pigment-based lab analyses and microscopic identification of major taxa.
Prerequisites: Graduate student status.
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