NRES 499 XM5 - Special Topics - Coral Reef Fish Ecology
Experimental course on a special topic in natural resources and environmental sciences. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours as topics vary. Class Schedule Information: Field trip fee may be assessed for some sections.
Coral reefs are one of the most diverse systems on earth. This diversity is reflected in the fish assemblages with over 3000 species inhabiting reef systems. These fish are reliant on the coral reefs for food and shelter but also perform and support key ecosystem functions. The course will explore the diversity and structure of reef fish assemblages along with the effects of disturbances and degradation on the fish and their habitats. Students will gain an appreciation for the challenges in implementing effective conservation strategies.
Option 1Number of Required Visit(s): 0
Course Level: Graduate