spring 2019

BIO-3512 Early life of marine fish - 10 stp

Last changed: 10.04.2019

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Campus

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Concerns only admission to singular courses: Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

Master course for biology students and masterstudents in fishery science -  The course is available as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course.

Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS.

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

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

English

Teaching methods

The course has multiple teaching approaches.

Assessment

Essay (counts 40 %), 4 hours written examination (counts 60 %). The lab.report must be approved prior to exam. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.

Date for examination

Written test 06.06.2019
Project hand out date 23.04.2019 hand in date 24.05.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.

Schedule

Course overlap

BIO-307 Early life history of fishes 6 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus and reading list will be announced prior to course start.
Lectures Spring 2019
First attandance: see schedule
Lectures prof. Inger Britt Espelid Falk-Petersen
Seminars prof. Inger Britt Espelid Falk-Petersen
Laboratory prof. Inger Britt Espelid Falk-Petersen


Contact
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Camilla Andreassen


Student advisor
Phone: +4777623206 camilla.andreassen@uit.no


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Andreassen, Siv


Student advisor
Phone: +4777646381 siv.andreassen@uit.no