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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENVSCI 357 - Coastal Watershed Ecology and Conservation

3 Credit(s) | Lecture |
Course can be counted for credit once

Watersheds are natural terrestrial boundaries in which water flows from a high point divide to low point catchments of lakes and streams. The coast is the interface where the land meets the ocean and thus coastal watersheds provide the upstream linkage to the coastal transition from the terrestrial landscape into estuaries and the open ocean. Thus, studying coastal watersheds provides invaluable insight into coastal environmental processes and issues. In this course, students will be exposed to the physical and chemical properties of water, the physiography of groundwater, wetlands, flowing water, and lakes/reservoirs, and the ecology and conservation of aquatic systems in watersheds with particular attention paid to coastal watersheds.

Enrollment Requirements:
Prerequisite: ENVSCI 210  or ENVSCI 226  or ENVSCI 260  or ENVSCI 267L  or BIOL 290