FISH 420 Ecology of Marine Fishes (3/5) NW

The objectives of this course are to (1) Foster critical analysis of contemporary theories of marine fish ecology (2) Provide a strong familiarity with the important primary literature (3) Appreciate the characteristics of marine environments and how they affect the ecology of marine fishes (4) Provide an introduction to quantitative methods used in fish ecology.

FISH 454 Introduction to Ecological Modeling: Concepts, Methods, and Applications

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a familiarity of the major concepts and rationale for modeling in the ecological sciences. This class is intended for students that do not have extensive training in quantitative methods but wish to gain some familiarity with those approaches. Course content will therefore emphasize the interpretation and evaluation of ecological models, as well as the design of simple yet useful models for decision analysis.