spring 2012

BIO-3512 Early life of marine fish - 10 stp


Last changed: 16.11.2012

The course is administrated by

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics
Type of course

Type of course

Theoretical subject.
Course contents

Course contents

Initially the course gives an introduction to the reproductive patterns and gonad development of fishes, followed by a detailed description of egg and larval development, metamorphosis, larval feeding, behaviour, growth, predation and starvation; including factors affecting these processes. Fish larval ecology, factors determining recruitment and sampling methods are also focused. Examples from the various themes are given from both field and experimental situations.

A laboratory course is included and both living and fixed gonads, eggs, larvae and juveniles from selected species are studied.

Objective of the course

Objective of the course

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate broad insight in reproductive strategies and gonad development of marine fish
  • describe embryo- and larval development of fish, including variations in developmental patterns between species
  • understand the biology and functionality of early life history stages of fish
  • summarize environmental factors that affect development and growth
  • explain the causes for variable egg- and larval survival and growth in nature and culture
  • have some insight into egg/larval sampling methodology and species identification
  • produce scientific essay based on broad knowledge of relevant literature

Language of instruction

Language of instruction

English
Teaching methods

Teaching methods

The course has multiple teaching approaches
Assessment

Assessment

Laboratory report (counts 10 %), essay (counts 30 %), 4 hours written examination (counts 60 %)
Schedule

Schedule


Course overlap

Course overlap

BIO-307 Early life history of fishes 6 stp
Recommended reading/syllabus

Recommended reading/syllabus

Available on request
Lectures Spring 2012
First attendance: Monday 16th of January at 12:15 in room D-110,NFH-building.


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