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ERIC Number: EJ838346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Ecohydrology as an Undergraduate Degree: Challenges in Developing an Interdisciplinary Major
Saito, Laurel; Walker, Mark; Chandra, Sudeep; Miller, W. Watkins; Tyler, Scott
Journal of College Science Teaching, v38 n4 p40-45 Mar 2009
In the new ecohydrology major at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), students learn about the relationships between hydrologic mechanisms and ecological patterns and processes in watersheds and aquatic systems. The curriculum provides students with the option of meeting the requirements for federal positions as a hydrologist (GS 1315) and is designed to provide physical scientists with a strong secondary emphasis in ecology. This paper describes the development of this novel undergraduate degree in ecohydrology and some of the challenges involved in its development and implementation. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada