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Freshwater Ecosystems

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Peter Shaw
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

Freshwater Ecosystems initially considers the interplay between the physics, chemistry and biology of freshwater ecosystems. A comparative approach is adopted, in which upland streams, lowland rivers, lakes and other standing freshwater environments are considered. Emphasis is placed on the relationships between physics, chemistry and biology, and the differences in these relationships in contrasting freshwater environments. Theoretical aspects are supported by case study seminars. The module finishes by examining the interactions of humans with freshwater ecosystems, with emphasis on impacts and management.

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