Wetland Ecology

Wetlands are some of the most highly protected ecosystems in the world and for good reason. There are numerous ways that wetlands benefit society, including providing wildlife habitat, pollution filtration, shoreline protection, and carbon sequestration. In this course, we will examine the physical, chemical and biological components of wetlands and their ecological processes. Course material draws mainly from primary literature, including seminal papers of wetland ecology and novel research in the field. We will also explore the effect of human-systems on wetlands including wetland response to climate change, wetland construction and restoration, and wetland carbon trading.

Course Number: 
BIOLOGY490S Spring2021 Wetland Ecology
Course Level: 
400-499
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Course Notes: 
Spring 2021 offering