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AQFI352 Fisheries Ecology

An introduction to current practice of fisheries science and population biology in aquatic systems.

The aim of this course is to assist students in developing a broad understanding of fisheries ecology and population biology of exploited species. In particular students will develop an understanding the evolutionary origins of fish, life history strategies, ecology, population biology and management of exploited species. Students will develop a working knowledge of methods for quantifying vital rates of populations, and approaches to management of exploited species. The course aims to help develop an appreciation of the interaction between science and management, and the role of science in decision-making. To this end many of the practical exercises will be "problem focussed" and use local case studies to highlight how information on fish can be used. Particular attention will be given to fisheries at the ecosystem scale and the growing need for conservation in these systems.

Paper title Fisheries Ecology
Paper code AQFI352
Subject Aquaculture and Fisheries
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
36 points from AQFI 251, MARI 202, STAT 210, ZOOL 221
Restriction
AQFI 252, MARI 425
Schedule C
Science
Contact
steve.wing@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Steve Wing
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures:
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will develop:
  • An understanding of the evolutionary origins of fish, life history strategies, ecology and population biology of exploited species
  • A working knowledge of methods for quantifying vital rates of populations, and approaches to management of exploited species
  • An appreciation of the interaction between science and management, and the role of science in decision-making

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

An introduction to current practice of fisheries science and population biology in aquatic systems.

The aim of this course is to assist students in developing a broad understanding of fisheries ecology and population biology of exploited species. In particular students will develop an understanding the evolutionary origins of fish, life history strategies, ecology, population biology and management of exploited species. Students will develop a working knowledge of methods for quantifying vital rates of populations, and approaches to management of exploited species. The course aims to help develop an appreciation of the interaction between science and management, and the role of science in decision-making. To this end many of the practical exercises will be "problem focused" and use local case studies to highlight how information on fish can be used. Particular attention will be given to fisheries at the ecosystem scale and the growing need for conservation in these systems.

Paper title Fisheries Ecology
Paper code AQFI352
Subject Aquaculture and Fisheries
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 points from AQFI 251, MARI 202, STAT 210, ZOOL 221
Restriction
AQFI 252, MARI 425
Schedule C
Science
Contact
steve.wing@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Steve Wing
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will develop:
  • An understanding of the evolutionary origins of fish, life history strategies, ecology and population biology of exploited species
  • A working knowledge of methods for quantifying vital rates of populations, and approaches to management of exploited species
  • An appreciation of the interaction between science and management, and the role of science in decision-making

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
Friday 11:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-17:50 11-13, 16-18
P2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 11-13, 16-18