Ecology of Fishes

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
EAS
Number 1: 
409
Department 2: 
EEB
Number 2: 
487
Department 3: 
Environ
Number 3: 
409
Description: 

This course reviews the broad sciences required for appreciation and understanding of the Great Lakes Ecosystem, and simultaneously explores the challenges inherent in sustainable management of both the Lakes themselves and the societal benefits they support. A rich collection of online lectures by regional experts will provide background scientific understanding of the Great Lakes as a vast, complex and invaluable ecosystem. Class activities will include weekly case studies that illustrate the complexities of current management and policy initiatives aimed at sustaining ecosystem health and services; each case study exercise will be resourced by an experienced guest manager from the Great Lakes community. Students will also lead a series of literature discussions that examine aspects of research, policy, planning, and governance. A series of synthesis assignments build from developing individual policy briefs to essays to group presentations on insights gained over the semester.

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Credits

Minimum Credits: 
3
Maximum Credits: 
4
Pass/Fail: 
Pass/Fail or S/U optional
Undergrad: 
Yes
Graduate: 
Yes
Prerequisites: 
One ecology course.

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
No
Winter Semester: 
Yes