BIOEE 4760

BIOEE 4760

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Introduction to the systematic study of fossil and living fishes: their anatomy, physiology and functional morphology, behavior, ecology, diversity, evolution, classification, and identification. Emphasizes marine fishes from different habitats (temperate, tropical coral reef, intertidal, and deep sea), local freshwater species, and interesting freshwater fishes from around the world, especially South America, Africa and Australia.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Recommended Prerequisite: BIOEE 2740 or equivalent experience in vertebrate zoology and concurrent enrollment in BIOEE 4761.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, BIO-AS)

  • Understand the organismal biology of fishes, including their structure, physiology, functional morphology, and behavior.
  • Use knowledge of fishes in any basic research or applied context.
  • Understand the evolutionary history of fishes and phylogenetic interpretation based on morphological and molecular study.
  • Interpret phylogenies and use tree thinking in the service of any kind of biological research field.
  • Become familiar with the taxonomy and phenotypic diversity of the world's fishes as well as human-induced challenges to that diversity.
  • Through study of the local fish fauna, students will be able to apply the tools of fish identification to learn a new fauna in any region of the world.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17082BIOEE 4760  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bemis, W

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Letter grades, S-U by permission only. BIOEE 2740 recommended or equivalent experience in vertebrate zoology and concurrent enrollment in BIOEE 4761. Enrollment limited to 24 students.