PHSCI 165 The Science of the Chesapeake

4 credits, Fall and Spring

Focuses on the ecosystems and ecological processes that are important in the Chesapeake Bay. Topics covered include the geological formation of the Bay, basic nutrient and chemical cycles, identifying major ecosystems (wetlands, salt marshes, and deep water) and understanding how all the ecosystems function and interact, the interface between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the importance of watersheds, and priorities for future policy and planning initiatives. Laboratory includes material that introduces or reinforces topics covered in class. Laboratory included.

Prerequisite(s): None

General Education: Laboratory Science