As part of its summer program, Lander University's Office of Continuing Education has scheduled a 10-day program focusing on Lake Greenwood, studying how the lake and its watershed are profoundly affected by natural processes and human-induced changes.
Dr. Austin Trousdale, assistant professor of biology in Lander's College of Science and Mathematics, will teach the course, applying fundamental concepts of aquatic biology in classroom and laboratory settings. There will also be two field trips to Lake Greenwood and one to one of its source streams in Jones Gap State Park in Greenville County.
Students will be able to collect data and observe diverse species that inhabit the ecosystems in the study area.
Trousdale received his undergraduate degree from Hendrix College in Arkansas, a master's from the University of Memphis and his doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Among the courses he teaches at Lander are general biology, principles of zoology, ecology and limnology, which is the study of inland waters. His current research interests include conservation biology of forest and stream communities.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning July 10, and the fee is $131.
For more information or to register for this or other summer Continuing Education courses, call Lander's Office of Continuing Education at 864-388-8426 or visit Lander's website, www.lander.edu/goto/continuinged.