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Aquatic Systems

Men looking at river sample while in the river Aquatic biology as a discipline is as diverse as aquatic systems themselves. This discipline includes the study of lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands and organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, invertebrates, insects, fish, aquatic plants and more.

Fisheries Biology

Biology students posing for picture in a river

Wetlands Ecology

Man taking an up close photo of something underwater Wetlands are areas with seasonal or permanent shallow surface water or water-saturated soils. Wetlands are becoming an increasingly important environmental issue, as approx. 52% of our nation's wetlands have been lost. We are now beginning to comprehend the valuable role of wetlands in water management, plant and animal biodiversity and global nutrient cycles.