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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University


SPEA-S 440: Honors - Wetlands: Biology & Regulation
Professor Christopher Craft*
Section 6962 MW 9:30-10:45am
F 8:00am-12:00pm
PV A 223

Meets with SPEA-E 440

Overview:

Wetlands Ecology emphasizes the ecosystem structure and function of freshwater and estuarine wetlands, the ecological services they provide and their value to society. The course focuses on seven basic areas:

  • Characteristics used to identify wetlands (vegetation, soils, hydrology)
  • Classification of wetlands
  • Plant and animal adaptations to anaerobic conditions
  • Wetland community structure and ecosystem processes
  • Biogeochemistry of wetlands
  • Wetland functions and values
  • Management of wetlands, including jurisdictional wetland delineation, hydrogeomorphic (HGM) assessment of wetland function and wetland creation & restoration.


  • Readings:
  • Wetlands by W.J. Mitsch and J.G. Gosselink (2007) 4th edition. The textbook readings will be supplemented by a course-pak that can be purchased from Classpak Publishing and by reserve readings.


  • Section 4371
    Section 4371