Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Aquatic plants are higher plants that occur wholly or partly in a submerged state or in saturated soil. The goals of this course is to introduce the students to: i) be familiar with different habitats in aquatic ecosystems where aquatic plants are commonly found, ii) the different forms of aquatic plants to become, iii) distribution/ zonation of different types of aquatic plants iv) the ecology of macrophytes in aquatic ecosystems v) impact of aquatic plants to understand the concepts of mitigation, restoration, constructed wetlands, effluent dominated streams and wetlands, and how these are implemented, vi) become familiar with control and management of aquatic plants in aquatic ecosystems, vii) become familiar with aquatic nuisance plant species and their role in the environment, viii) become familiar with sampling procedures, including herbarium preparation.