Introduction to Aquatic Resources
AR 100


In the first term of the course, students are introduced to the living and non-living characteristics that determine the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems (lakes, rivers, estuaries, and oceans), as well as to provide information about human interaction with these systems.
The second term includes modules designed to expand the multidisciplinary scope of examination and explore the sociological, economic, political, and business aspects of aquatic resource use; modules rely heavily on case studies.  Development of effective communication skills - both written and oral- is fostered through class discussion, presentations, debates, and written submissions.  Field trips expose students to aquatic settings, as well as provide some introduction to methological approaches to the study of these ecosystems.
The course is restricted to students majoring in Aquatic Resources. 

            1998-99 AR 100 FIELD TRIP TO LOCHARBOUR                         1997-98 TRIP TO BOAT HARBOUR





Canada's Aquatic Environments
Circulation in the Great Lakes
Ocean Circulation
Office of Wetlands, Oceans and 
Ocean Information Resources
Coastal Zone Management 
NOAA Fisheries
USGS Water Resources
DFO Homepage
Gadus Associates
Environmental Defense Library
Oceans Canada

Aquatic Resources Research


Antigonish Harbour Environmental Assesment Project
Comparative Biomechanics Laboratory
St. George's Bay Ecosystem Project
Social Research for Sustainable Fisheries

Class at Locharbour Lake
Inside Fraser Mills Fish Hatchery
Class outside at Boat Harbour Treatment Station
Learning to use a seine
Feeding the fish at Fraser Mills
View of settling pond at Boat Harbour


Additonal Resources

World Fisheries Trust
Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Asian Aquatic Resources
Aquatic Internet Resources
Aquatic Ecology Page
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