This course provides an in-depth study of wetland ecosystems, including history, regulations, delineation, major types of wetland systems, hydrology, biogeochemical cycling, human impact and management of wetlands, and wetland creation and restoration. Particular emphasis will be placed on examination of and familiarization with Nebraska wetlands. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of wetland function and the role wetlands play in the health of the environment on both local and global scales. Prerequisite: Biology 101 and one additional lab course in biology. Offered alternate fall terms.