Fisheries Science and Management
*This course is offered every other year (odd years)*
Two-credit graduate seminar that is taught approximately every other year in the winter (previously taught 2019). In our oceans, lakes, and rivers, fish populations are increasingly stressed due to anthropogenic factors such as loss of habitat, invasive species, overfishing, and climate change. In this course, students will learn the fundamental tools used by fisheries scientists to understand and manage fish populations in an ecosystem context. We will also discuss the policy implications relevant to fisheries management. Although fisheries are the focus, previous students that don’t envision a specific fisheries career have enjoyed the class as it has broadened their perspective on natural resource science and management. Motivated undergraduates are also welcome to enroll.