Freshwater Ecology

The course develops a comprehensive and integrated understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes occurring in lakes, streams and wetlands using the scientific method to investigate and contrast basic ecological processes operating in various systems. 


  • Wetland Lab (#3) due date is postponed to 19 November
  • Stream Lab (#4) due date is postponed to 5 December


Lectures Outlines:

Readings for Exams:

There is no textbook for this course.  For an overview of terminology and fundamental concepts in lakes read Understanding: Lake Ecology Primer (or download lakeecology.pdf) from Water on the Web.  

Study guides for exams:

Take-home section of the final exam

Questions/hypotheses for Lab Reports

Current class data sets for the lab reports:

Historical data sets:

Directions to fieldtrip sites:

  • Directions to Lake Allatoona near MAIN STREET GROCERY AND BAIT, 6817 North Main Street Southeast, Acworth, GA 30101.  Check this list to find your assigned time to arrival.
  • Directions to wetland near Acworth
  • Directions to Stamp Creek Address for Stamp is 397 Stamp Creek Road, Bartow County, and for the Etowah site is 513 Allatoona Dam Rd SE, Cartersville, Georgia 30121 
  • Address for Wooten Lake meeting site is 4158 Glenlake Terrace NW, Kennesaw GA 30144
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