BIOEE 4760

BIOEE 4760

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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 with concurrent enrollment in BIOEE 4761.

Distribution Category (BIO-AS, PBS-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17093 BIOEE 4760   LEC 001

    • MWF Corson-Mudd A409
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Bemis, W

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.