Summer Courses Offered at the station

BIOL 453 (G) Streams Ecology. (3) Structure and function in lotic ecosystems is emphasized in this course. Physical, chemical, and biotic factors used in stream classification will be examined. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; and either an ecology course or permission of the instructor.

BIOL 454 (G) Mississippi River Ecology.
(3) A study of the structure and function of abiotic and biotic components of a major river system. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how components interact and are influenced by activities related to human interdiction. Prerequisites: One year of biology or permission of the instructor.

BIOL 477 (577G) Research Problems.
(1-3, repeatable to 3) Investigation may be conducted in any of the specialties represented by the staff. Most specialties are represented in the course offerings. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chairperson; graduate standing in biology.

BIOL 584 Advanced Ecological Techniques.
(3) This course provides instruction on the applications of techniques and analytical methods to the evaluation and restoration of terrestrial and aquatic communities, including data analysis specific to those techniques. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: BIOL 350 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

BOT/MICR 423 (G) Phycology.
(3) Morphology, taxonomy, physiology, genetics, and ecology of the algae, particularly freshwater forms. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology.

BOT 451 (G) Plant Ecology.
(3) Relationships of plants to their environment, community ecology and the use of quantitative methods to determine distribution. Field trip estimate: $25. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and 210 or 410, and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology.

BOT 512 Aquatic and Wetland Plants.
(3) Taxonomy and ecology of the vascular plant flora of aquatic habitats. Prerequisites: BOT 200, MICR 200, and ZOOL 200; BOT 410 and 451; graduate standing in biology.

BOT/MICR 401 (G) Mycology.
(3) An introduction to the biology of fungi emphasizing their morphology, ecology, physiology, and applied aspects; laboratory techniques used in isolation, culture, and identification. Prerequisites: BOT 200, ZOOL 200, and MICR 200 or permission of the instructor; graduate standing in biology.

BOT 402 (G) Field Mycology.
(3) Identification, systematics and ecology of macro fungi. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology.

ZOOL 408 (G) Field Ornithology.
(3) A course devoted to the study of birds, emphasizing study techniques used in natural environments. Topics covered will include reproductive behavior, ecology, communication, systematic, and conservation. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200.

ZOOL 410 (G) Ornithology.
(3) Identification, biology, ecology, and life histories of birds. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology

ZOOL 411 (G) Entomology.
(3) Principles of entomology, including classification, general biology, and morphology. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology.

ZOOL 413 (G) Herpetology.
(3) Identification, classification, distribution, and biology of reptiles and amphibians. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology.

ZOOL 414 (G) Ichthyology
. (3) Identification, classification, distribution, and life histories of fishes. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology.

ZOOL/BOT 452 (G) Freshwater Biology
. (3) Common freshwater organisms and some of their relationships to one another, to their environment, and to humans. May not be taken by students who have completed BOT 452. Prerequisites: BOT 200 and ZOOL 200; graduate standing in biology.