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Freshwater Ecology aims to explore the relationships between freshwater organisms and their environment. Through interactive lectures, the students examine the physical, chemical, and biological factors that govern inland waters such as lakes, streams, and wetlands. The course focuses heavily on addressing interactions between humans and water and deals with the challenges and opportunities in conservation and management. A series of case studies that highlight the specific concepts and applications will be utilised through the course.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
The course has a strong applied aspect to it. Topics covered in the course will include: - Physical and chemical characteristics of freshwater ecosystems - Ecological processes: River continuum, Flood pulse concept, Succession - Phytoplankton, zooplankton - Macroinvertebrates, fish - Food Webs - Rivers, Lakes, Seasonal wetlands - Human interactions and impacts: Freshwater fisheries, exotic species, water abstraction, Impoundments - Conservation – Restoration.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.