Oct 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Chesapeake College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 210+ - Ecological Principles and Environmental Assessment

4 credits
Examine the interrelationships between terrestrial and aquatic systems, focusing on field-based investigations. Apply environmental assessment techniques to determine physical, chemical and biological characteristics of a watershed and the factors affecting water quality, flora and fauna. Use Geological Information Systems (GIS) as well as digital meters and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in the field for data collection. Learn about the factors affecting ecosystem structure and function, including biogeochemical cycles, symbiotic relationships, and the impact of alien species. Investigate the unique characteristics and functions of different ecosystems, including a salt marsh, rocky shore, riparian buffer and coral reef. [AS NEEDED] Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite(s): Any one of the following courses:   ,   ,   , or   .



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