GEOL 3853 Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 3853
Number of Credits: 3

Understanding the science of watersheds is critical to improving water quality. This course will examine surface water hydrology, biogeochemistry, and management of watersheds. In addition, we will focus on how varying land uses influence the dynamics of hydrology and biogeochemistry across these systems. Student will develop an understanding of the biogeochemistry of various major elements in watersheds, including nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, and mercury, and how these elemental fluxes are exchanged through atmospheric-terrestrial-aquatic interactions. Students will be expected to demonstrate critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills through student-led lectures, journal discussions, and projects.Offered once a year. Lecture, 3 hours.

Course prerequisites