Texas Aquatic Science

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This course includes 13 chapters that include web pages, images and videos. These materials can be incorporated into any courses at different granularity levels such as a whole chapter, an image, and a video clip.

The course lecture videos were created by Dr. Rudolph (Rudy) Rosen at Texas A&M International University in San Antonio and funded by NSF Research Coordination Network - CE3SAR. Reusing the materials for educational propose is free with crediting to RCN CE3SAR project and Dr. Rosen. Credits, Thanks and Project Overview. Repurposing the materials needs permission of Rudolph Rosen. Contact email: education@tpwd.texas.gov

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    Chapter 6: Texas Aquatic Ecosystems
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Ecosystems are complex interdependent webs of relationships between living and nonliving things. Texas has six kinds of aquatic ecosystem supporting significant biodiversity.
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    Chapter 7: Aquifers and Springs
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Springs have attracted humans to settle nearby where water is abundant, but careful use is necessary to balance the recharge of aquifers with the use by people. Aquifers and springs also provide aquatic habitats where unique species live on the brink of extinction.
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    Chapter 4: Living in Water
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    All aquatic species, including fish and other aquatic animals, are uniquely adapted to life in or around water.
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    Chapter 12: Oceans: The Gulf of Mexico
    (2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most productive waters in the world, and it is among the most threatened by human actions and neglect.
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    Chapter 2: Water: The Ultimate Recyclable
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    The earth’s water is one, finite supply that moves from streams to lakes to oceans, flowing underground, freezing on mountaintops and forming the clouds we see in the sky. All this moving and shifting around of water is one of the largest recycling efforts by mother nature, called the hydrologic cycle and is the driving force behind our weather.
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    Chapter 9: Lakes and Ponds
    (2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Lakes and ponds provide habitat for many plants, insects, fish, birds and other wildlife, much of our drinking water and important economic and recreational opportunities for Texans.
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    Chapter 8: Streams and Rivers
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Texas streams and rivers support diverse ecosystems that are dependent upon the size and flow of water. The healthiest streams and rivers are those with the least altered natural processes.
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    Chapter 11: Bays and Estuaries
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Texas bays and estuaries provide vital ecosystems and nursery habitat for many important Gulf species, feeding and resting places for migrating birds, and billions of dollars to the Texas economy.
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    Chapter 13: Water for People and the Environment
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    ne of the greatest challenges facing Texas is balancing the water needs of people with the needs of our environment. We are all connected by water, and how much usable water we have for the future will depend on what we do to conserve water today.
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    Chapter 5: From Sun to Sunfish
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Aquatic habitats are communities in which complex interactions take place among populations and individual organisms as they compete for limited resources in an interdependent web of relationships.
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    Chapter 10: Wetlands
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, and home to many specially adapted plant and wildlife species. Wetlands provide many important benefits to people, fish, and wildlife.
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    Chapter 3: What’s Your Watershed Address?
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Everyone lives in a watershed. Everything that happens on the land affects the water in that watershed.
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    Chapter 1: Water is Life
    (RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01) Rosen, Rudolph
    Water has properties that make it essential to life. And although the earth is known as “the water planet,” it has limited quantities of available freshwater.