ECOL-380 Wetlands Analysis

Wetlands are complex environments that are controlled by chemical, biological and physical interactions. The course explores the structure, function, management and jurisdictional delineation of nontidal freshwater wetlands. Lecture material covers the history of wetlands use/abuse; current definitions and analysis of the common indicators of wetland function; and hydrology, soils and vegetation. The laboratory consists of plant identification, techniques for hydric soil analysis and identification of wetland hydrology indicators using current methodologies for delineation of jurisdictional wetlands. Same as EENV-380. Prerequisites: CHEM-101-102, CHEM-103-104 or CHEM-111-112. 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory/field hours. CC: Writing Intensive.