EEB 487 - Ecology of Fishes
Winter 2013, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 171, 172 and 173.
Other Course Info:
W. (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement only if the student signs up for four credits.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

There is a current biodiversity crisis as the species diversity and abundances of many species decline in nature. The three classes commonly called fishes include more species of vertebrates than all other classes combined. Fishes also have a higher rate of endangerment than all other classes of vertebrates, due to human use of aquatic resources. Ecology of Fishes is a course for juniors and seniors that focuses on the dramatic interaction between fishes and their habitats, as a driver of this biodiversity crisis.

The course covers:

  • physiological, behavioral, and numerical responses of fishes to biotic and abiotic factors;
  • the relationship between environmental factors and fish energetics, growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction;
  • adaptations of fish for survival under different environmental constraints in major habitat types; and
  • the role of humans in fishery declines and fish conservation.

The course can be taken as a stand-alone lecture for 3three credit hours (Section 003) or as a lecture and lab for four credit hours (Section 001). The lab uses field trips and lab experiments to elucidate the relationships between fishes and their habitats. At least five of the lab sections are typically field labs completed on local lakes and streams.

Schedule

EEB 487 - Ecology of Fishes
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
29725
Open
12
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (LAB)
 In Person
29727
Open
3
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
29729
Open
12
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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