High and Dry: Aquatic invertebrate adaptations to life in the desert
January 19-20, 2018
Instructor: Kate S. Boersma, Assistant Professor, University of San Diego
Desert-dwelling aquatic organisms have a wide range of adaptations that allow them to survive in an environment with no guarantee of water. In this course we will learn about the aquatic invertebrates of the American Southwest and how they thrive under extreme environmental conditions. On Saturday we will visit local aquatic habitats and sample Anza Borrego’s native aquatic invertebrate communities to see these often-overlooked animals in action.
Friday Lecture: Jan. 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (refreshments provided)
Saturday Field Class: Jan. 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Meet: Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
401 Tilting T Dr.
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Bring: sack lunch and snacks, water, notebook if you would like to take notes