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4340. Ecotoxicology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: a course in chemistry and biology.

Grading Basis: Graded

Understanding the fate and effects of environmental contaminants. Major classes of contaminants and their sources, uptake, biotransformation, elimination, bioaccumulation, biomagnification and toxicological effects in organisms will be covered. Discussions are focused around case studies, readings, and class presentations that further explore toxicant exposures and responses in ecosystems.

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