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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 16, 2014
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ENVR 4505 - Wetlands
Presents an interdisciplinary overview of physical, biological, and cultural aspects of wetlands for students majoring in geological, biological, or social sciences with an interest in wetland environments and resources. Topics covered include: definitions, classification systems, origins, and natural processes of wetland environments. Includes wetlands in boreal and tropical climates though the focus is on temperate geographic settings. Looks at hydrology, soils, and vegetation and their relationship to ecosystem processes, societal values, and management. Examines human use, modification, exploitation, jurisdictional delineation, and management options, along with legal and political aspects of wetlands. Requires fieldwork in both freshwater and marine wetlands. Prereq. ENVR 1101 or ENVR 1200.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Analysis, UG College of Science

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level ENVR 1101 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level ENVR 1200 Minimum Grade of D-

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