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NRES 499 AB - Special Topics - Aquatic Biogeochemistry

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Experimental course on a special topic in natural resources and environmental sciences. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours as topics vary. Class Schedule Information: Field trip fee may be assessed for some sections.

Special Instructions:

INCLUDES REQUIRED FIELD TRIPS TO STUDY SITES ON OR NEAR CAMPUS. This course examines the transport, transformation, and retention of carbon and nutrients in aquatic ecosystems across the continuum from streams to coastal waters. In addition, the course explores how disturbance (e.g., agriculture and urbanization) and global change drivers (e.g. land use change, atmospheric deposition, and climate change) alter nutrient and carbon cycling in the context of watersheds. Emphasis will be placed on the application of biogeochemical principals for improving water quality as well as biogeochemical approaches for aquatic ecosystem protection. These ideas will be explored by a combination of lectures, literature reading, field trips to study sites, and final project.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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