Estuarine Fish Ecology Field Course
Dr. Joe Wroblewski, Memorial University
Dr. David Methven, University of New Brunswick
Dates 19 June to 1 July, 2006
Credit 3 credit hours
Description Community structure, function and distribution of northern coastal fishes in fjords and estuarine environments. Emphasis on sampling, field techniques, taxonomy, quantitative characterization, adaptations and habitat relationships. A comparative approach will contrast fish communities from deepwater, estuarine, near shore and freshwater habitats.
Goals By the end of the course you will have an understanding of how coastal fishes have adapted to the diverse environments they occupy. You will be able to identify common characteristics of the five classes of fishes and identify local estuarine and coastal fishes to species. You will know how to collect relevant information from individual fish to better understand their ecology and life history, be able to construct a dichotomous key to distinguish among the species you’ve caught, and be able to characterize various fish assemblages using percent similarity and diversity indices.
Evaluation Mid term 10%, Lab write-ups 10%, Research project 25%, Field book notes 10%, Presentation 10%, Final 35%
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