Environmental Research Methods
A variety of sampling techniques and laboratory methods are introduced as they relate to the environmental sciences. These methods include sampling, preservation, and analysis of biotic (plankton, fish, bethic invertebrates, DNA, pathogens) and abiotic (water quality, sediments, soil, climate) data. Topics include representative sampling, trace inorganic and organic methods, calibration, selection of analytical methods, QA/QC, data analysis, and cost comparison. This course requires travel over spring break. Prerequisites: CHEM108 and CHEM109 or CHEM116; either NSCI103, NSCI116, BIOL286 or BIOL345; and either MATH207, BUSN211 or BIOL280.
Source: Academic Catalog 2019-20