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ENVS 250 Puget Sound Ecology • 6 Cr.

Description:

Explores the geological formation, physical characteristics, major biological/ecological components, and significant environmental issues of the Puget Sound region. Format includes labs, guest speakers, and field trips. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain basic ecological principles, e.g. energy flow, sustainable yield, carrying capacity.
  • List the geological and physical processes that formed and continue to shape Puget Sound.
  • Describe the characteristics of the different aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of the Puget Sound region.
  • Identify representatives of the major phyla of organisms in Puget Sound ecosystems and their role in their communities.
  • Describe the factors that have contributed to the loss of estuaries and wetlands in the Puget Sound region.
  • Explain the social, economic and cultural importance of salmon species in Puget Sound and the reasons for their declining populations.
  • Analyze the impact of human activities, historically and currently, on Puget Sound ecosystems.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000