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Last approved: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:29:29 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:47:04 GMT

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AEC (Applied Ecology)
441
022755
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Biology of Fishes
Biology of Fishes
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Applied Ecology (11AE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Benjamin Reading
Assistant Professor

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Lecture2929NoNA
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Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO/PB 360
Corequisite: AEC 442 Biology of Fishes Laboratory
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Behavior, evolution, physiology and ecology of fishes, emphasizing their adaptations for life in streams, lakes, and oceans.

The instructor would like to teach this every year in the fall and change this to a corequisite with AEC 422 the Biology of Fishes Laboratory


No

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Fishes are the largest and most diverse assemblage of vertebrates on the earth with nearly 30,000 described species. This undergraduate level course provides an overview of ichthyology including evolution, classification, and identification of fishes and a comparative examination of divergent fish behavior, physiology, and ecology. The content of the course will emphasize evolutionary relationships between fish groups and their adaptations for life in streams, lakes, and oceans. The course will be organized into three major segments: 1) taxonomy and systematics of fishes, 2) physiology and biology of fishes, and 3) ecology of fishes. 


Student Learning Outcomes

Students should have the knowledge to do the following:


           - Identify select species of fishes (in particular those endemic to the east coast of the United


States)


- Explain how fishes have adapted to the variety of aquatic habitats that they occupy


           - Illustrate how fish perceive and respond to environmental factors using examples


           - Explain how physiological processes may differ between fish groups


    - Analyze how ecophysiological principles apply to fish management and aquaculture


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam20% of total/100 pointsThis is the first of three exams
Exam20% of total/100 pointsThis is the second of three exams
Final Exam20% of total/100 pointsThis is the third of three exams and is the cumulative final
Written Assignment20% of total/100 pointsScientific research report
Participation20% of total/100 pointsThis includes discussion lecture materials, literature review discussion
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction and Aquatic vs. Terrestrial Life1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics I1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics II1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics III1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics IV1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics V1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics VI1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics VII1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics VIII1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics IX1 daysee syllabus
Diversity of Fishes and Systematics X1 daysee syllabus
Oxygen, Metabolism, and Energetics1 daysee syllabus
Homeostasis1 daysee syllabus
Functional Morphology of Locomotion and Feeding1 daysee syllabus
Early Life History 1 daysee syllabus
Juveniles, Adults, Age, and Growth1 daysee syllabus
Fish Genetics1 daysee syllabus
Ecology of Fishes: Habitats and Adaptations 1 daysee syllabus
History of Ichthyology and Imperiled Fishes1 daysee syllabus
Geographic Distributions of Fishes and Non-Native Introductions1 daysee syllabus
Fishes of North Carolina1 daysee syllabus
Aquaculture (Fish Farming)1 daysee syllabus
Stock Enhancement and Fisheries Management1 daysee syllabus
mbreiski 5feb15: The instructor would like to change the timing of this course to yearly in the fall and would like to make it concurrent with the laboratory section. Note: it's listed as in COS and I cannot seem to change it. 29Jan16
mbreiski (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:38:05 GMT): There is no way to change it from College of Science to CALS. It is not giving a drop down menu here
lamarcus (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:17:31 GMT): Rollback: Rollback to correct approval workflow to CALS.
svhoward (Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:37:34 GMT): Note: Correct syllabus uploaded 3.17.2016
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