A comprehensive study of sampling theory, design and methodologies currently used in the aquatic sciences. Course specifically addresses research sampling considerations and strategy design; sampling and characterization of lake, river and wetland ecosystems; watershed and catchments delineation; and stream channel morphology and characterization. Course includes field dress and safety, field data management, watercraft operation, biometry, and data analysis.
Prerequisites: NATR 250 or permission of instructor
3 credits (2 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours), fall semester