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BIOL 430. Phycology

Credits: 4
Department: Biology
Description: The collection, identification, culture, and study of freshwater algae from diverse habitats; primary production, community interactions, life cycles, and lake phytoplankton and stream phytobenthos assessment.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306, BIOL 312
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify characteristics of algae which differentiate them from other life forms.
2. Interpret evolutionary relationships among groups of algal species.
3. Compare and contrast morphological, physiological and genetic characteristics of algae and their functions.
4. Perform library research related to phycology and generate appropriate scientific communications (written and oral).
5. Identify algal species in the field and laboratory and demonstrate collection techniques.

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