BIOL6016 Freshwater Ecology and Monitoring (Level 6) (15 credits)


In this paper you’ll gain practical and theoretical knowledge relating to freshwater ecosystems. This will enable you to sample and analyse a variety of freshwater environments.

You’ll learn about the biology and ecology of our freshwater environments and survey selected lakes and streams using indicator species to assess the conditions.

You’ll also examine ways we can protect and improve the freshwater environment.

Contents may include:

•    Origin, development and physical properties of lakes and rivers.
•    Biology and ecology of selected freshwater flora and fauna. 
•    Sampling in selected freshwater environments and analysis of the results.


View level 6 marine strand course details or level 6 terrestrial strand course details.