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Aquatic Environmental Science
( yoshimura chihoro  )


Mon 7-8Session M112

Credits  Lecture:2  Practice:0  Experiment:0 / code:61073
Update : 2010/7/9
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Spring Semester

Outline of lecture
This lecture is given to provide the fundamentals to understand aquatic ecosystems and their applications to assess aquatic environments for sustainable management. The fundamentals include aquatic chemistry, biogeochemistry, and aquatic ecology, which are common for freshwater and saltwater systems. The applied aspects emphasize freshwater ecosystems in relation to river environmental management.
Purpose of lecture
This lecture is given to provide the fundamentals to understand aquatic ecosystems and their applications to assess aquatic environments for sustainable management. The fundamentals include aquatic chemistry, biogeochemistry, and aquatic ecology, which are common for freshwater and saltwater systems. The applied aspects emphasize freshwater ecosystems in relation to river environmental management.
Plan of lecture
1. Major compounds in natural water
2. Basic analytical chemistry (1)
3. Basic analytical chemistry (2)
4. Acidity of water
5. Oxidation and reduction
6. Dissolution and deposition
7. Particles and colloids
8. Nutrient cycles
9. Organic carbon dynamics
10. Contaminant behavior
11. Primary production
12. Microbial decomposition
13. Trophic relationships
14. Biodiversity and ecological disturbance
Textbook and reference
Aquatic Environmental Chemistry (Oxford, 1998)
Related and/or prerequisite courses
Related subject
Water Management for Environmental Health
Evaluation
Exercise 20%, Report 30%, Exam 50%
More than 10 times of attendance are required for the credit.

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