BIOL4746Laboratory Studies in Fish Biology (A)4 ch (L/S) (LE) [W]

An intensive course that stresses laboratory and field investigations of aspects of ichthyology covered in BIOL 4741. Field trips to freshwater and marine sites will focus on assessing population size, species diversity and environmental impacts. Laboratory exercises will include ageing, fish taxonomy, and comparative functional morphology. Work will incorporate both group study and individual projects with an emphasis on scientific analysis and interpretation of data including a formal seminar presentation. Limited enrollment.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2093, or BIOL 2063, 2068. Co-requisite: BIOL 4741 or permission of the instructor. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 4746 and BIOL 4981.