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Instructor Info:Christina Cianfrani
Office Extension x6048
TA Info:David Valerio
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Cole Science Center 1-ECOL
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Cole Science Center 1-ECOL
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Cole Science Center 1-ECOL
Description: Rivers and streams wind through the landscape moving water, sediment and other materials and provide habitat for a variety of organisms. In this class we will discuss the main processes that occur in rivers and the means for observing them. We will learn to interpret the morphology (shape) of rivers and fluvial landscapes. We will use both field measurements (i.e. get our feet wet in the stream) and computer models to analyze local river systems from both a hydrological and ecological perspective. Students will explore the primary literature, complete lab exercises, develop a stream project, and discuss the response of streams to natural and human induced environmental change.