Academic Catalog

BIOL478 WETLANDS

Course Code: 2380478
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MERYEM BEKLOLU
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the basic structure and function of wetlands, controlling factors for their distribution and community composition, major environmental problems worldwide, appropriate management techniques, and developing approaches for their utilization and conservation. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding relationship and changes along gradients of wetlands hydrology, biogeochemistry, and different group of species including bacteria, plants and animals.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.