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The Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory promotes wetland education by offering interdisciplinary courses, organizing seminars, symposia, short courses, and by holding workshops.

Courses Offered on Campus:

SWS 4223 Environmental Biogeochemistry (3 credits)
Instructor: Patrick Inglett
This course will examine the biogeochemical systems of the Earth and consider the effects of life on the Earth's chemistry on a global scale. Topics covered include element cycling, coupled biogeochemical cycles, and solutions for global change including economic valuation of natural ecosystem functions.

SWS 4244 Wetlands
Instructor: Mark Clark
Introduction to wetland ecosystems with emphasis on principles and problems associated with their functions and values as related to water quality. Students will become familiar with basic and applied concepts in hydrology, soils, and vegetation of both constructed and natural wetlands. This is an interdisciplinary course which covers various topics of wetlands including hydrology, vegetation, hydric soils, biogeochemistry, and water quality The course is taught accordingly by professors with expertise in each of these subjects. Offered as a distance education course.

SWS 5247 Hydric Soils (3 credits)
Instructor: Wade Hurt and Willie Harris
Concepts, field identification, and delineation of hydric soils. Instruction in accordance with National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils and with regulatory agencies.

SWS 5242 Wetlands and Water Quality
Instructor: Mark Clark
Introduction to natural and constructed wetland ecosystems with emphasis on problems associated with eutrophication and water quality. Hydrology, soils, and biogeochemistry. Offered as distance education course.

SWS 6448 Biogeochemistry of Wetlands
Instructor: K.R. Reddy
This course focuses on the Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, and redox cations in wetland soils and sediments, as related to their agronomic and ecological significance. Offered as a distance education course.

SWS 6456 Advanced Biogeochemistry (3 credits)
Instructor: Patrick Inglett
This course presents an in-depth treatment of global elemental cycles in the context of Global Change. Topics covered include properties of and transfers between the key reservoirs of C, N, S & P, coupling of biogeochemical cycles and climate, and human modification of the Earth System. Discussion of ecosystem services provided by soils and sediments in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are also emphasized.

SWS 5235 Ecosystems of South Florida (3 credits)
(2 weeks - Summer Semester)
The Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida-IFAS, is offering an intensive 2-week course in Summer A. The objectives of the course are to familiarize students with the complex mosaics of ecosystems in south Florida, expose students to real-world science and policy issues, and provide an understanding of the many governmental entities and special interests related to south Florida’s fragile aquatic and wetland ecosystems.

Distance EducationCourses (http://soils.ifas.ufl.edu/distance/)

SWS 4244 Wetlands
Instructor: Mark Clark
Introduction to wetland ecosystems with emphasis on principles and problems associated with their functions and values as related to water quality. Students will become familiar with basic and applied concepts in hydrology, soils, and vegetation of both constructed and natural wetlands. This is an interdisciplinary course which covers various topics of wetlands including hydrology, vegetation, hydric soils, biogeochemistry, and water quality The course is taught accordingly by professors with expertise in each of these subjects. Offered as a distance education course.

SWS 4223 Environmental Biogeochemistry (3 credits)
Instructor: Patrick Inglett
This course will examine the biogeochemical systems of the Earth and consider the effects of life on the Earth's chemistry on a global scale. Topics covered include element cycling, coupled biogeochemical cycles, and solutions for global change including economic valuation of natural ecosystem functions.

SWS 5242 Wetlands and Water Quality
Instructor: Mark Clark
Introduction to natural and constructed wetland ecosystems with emphasis on problems associated with eutrophication and water quality. Hydrology, soils, and biogeochemistry. Offered as distance education course.

SWS 6448 Biogeochemistry of Wetlands
Instructor: K.R. Reddy
This course focuses on the Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, and redox cations in wetland soils and sediments, as related to their agronomic and ecological significance. Offered as a distance education course.

Short Courses

Biogeochemistry of Wetlands: Science and Applications
Instructors: Mark Clark, James Jawtiz, Patrick Inglett, Todd Osborne, and K.R. Reddy
The objective of this course is to provide exclusive training to professionals on basic concepts involved in biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and other contaminants in wetlands, as related to soil, water, and air quality.

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Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory, University of Florida
2181 McCarty Hall A, Box 110290
Gainesville, Florida 32611; Telephone 352-294-3151