BIOLĀ 0016L. Aquatic and Riparian Environments of California Waterways

Unit: 1.5
Hours: 39 (21 lecture, 18 laboratory)
Field study of the biological diversity and ecology of aquatic environments and the biology of water life. Focuses on the water cycle and its biological importance and human interactions. Ponds, vernal pools, streams, rivers, lakes, springs, meadows, bogs, marshes (fresh and salt), shorelines, deltas, and/or bay/estuary environments may be investigated. Study sites may include Lake Tahoe, the American River, San Francisco Bay and other aquatic locations. Hiking or boat travel may be necessary. This class may require ability to hike moderate distances on uneven ground. Boat travel may be necessary. This class may involve camping in either developed campsites or in undeveloped wilderness areas. (CSU)