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LAKE ECOLOGY, BIOE 453, M-F Full Day, 3 Credits
Monday, August 05, 2019, 8:00 AM to Friday, August 16, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Course

Location (Field Station):
Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana, east shore of Flathead Lake, Northwest Montana, USA

Course Description:
Prerequisites: One year of college-level biology, chemistry, and mathematics, and an ecology course (BIO E342) or equivalents; or consent of instructor. Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of lake ecosystems with an emphasis on how physical processes of lake circulation and stratification, nutrient loading and cycling, primary and secondary production and food web interactions, and atmospheric and land/watershed use affects water quality. This course focuses on functional relationships and productivity of plant and animal assemblages in lakes as regulated by physical, chemical and biotic processes. Fundamental concepts of ecology as they relate to the aquatic environment are emphasized. Limnological principles are presented within the context of regional and landscape spatial scales. Students will learn basic and contemporary methods of study in field settings including Flathead Lake, glacial lakes of Glacier National Park, intermontane prairie kettle lakes and nutrient rich lakes with emphasis toward experiential learning and obtaining hands-on examination and characterization of lakes. Instructor – Dr. Shawn Devlin, FLBS-U of Montana (

Web Address of Course Info:

Contact: Marie Kohler, [email protected]