EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION Mount Verrnon Campus Closed
Saturday, September 24, 6:30 AM.
The SVC Mount Vernon Campus is closed Saturday, 9/24/16 due to the ongoing situation at Cascade Mall. All classes and events are cancelled. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this tragic time.
This course has been changed from the previous catalog, the changed field(s) are
highlighted in red:
Limnology and Reservoir Ecology
Structure and function of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Includes physical, chemical, and biological controls of productivity and species composition of aquatic flora and fauna, and effects of pollution on water quality.
Prerequisite: Admission to BASEC or Department Chair permission.
Additional Course Details
Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)
Distribution Requirement(s) Status:
Required for ATA degree
Equivalencies At Other Institutions
Other Institution Equivalencies Table
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
Identify the landscape context and dynamic patterns of a lake or reservoir.
Quantify the water budget of a lake or reservoir.
Understand how light and temperature influences the ecological processes in a lake or reservoir.
Understand the water movements of a lake or reservoir and shoreline impacts.
Quantify and evaluate a lake's biotic structure and productivity.
Measure and evaluate a lake's oxygen budget spatially and seasonally.
Quantify and evaluate water quality parameters for lakes and reservoirs.
Measure and evaluate lake plankton.
Quantify and develop a fish management plan for a lake or reservoir.
Quantify, evaluate and manage land-water interfaces.
Evaluate specific anthropogenic influences to limnetic ecosystems in response to various watershed land uses.
General Education Learning Values & Outcomes
Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.
Rivers and lakes: their distribution, origins, and forms.
Light in inland waters.
Fate of heat.
Structure and productivity of aquatic ecosystems.
Salinity in inland waters.
Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles.
Zooplankton and fish.
Benthic invertebrates and fish.
Anthropogenic watershed land uses and their influence on limnetic ecosystems.