Origin and evolution of various algal groups, principles and methods of algal systematics, algal ecology, and use of algae as environmental indicators. Field trips to local streams, ponds and wetlands where students will collect algal samples and record environmental data. Lab work will include sample processing and algal identification.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Pre-Junior or Senior. Prerequisites: BIO 124 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 132 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 141 [Min Grade: D]
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