be able to provide an overview of ecological processes associated with fish behaviour and life histories
be able to use central tools for quantifying fish demography, behaviour and life histories
be able to describe how a broad range of human activities affect coastal fish communities
have developed an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of managing coastal fish communities
be able to promote an understanding of the concept of eco-evolutionary dynamics
The course gives an overview of demographic and ecological processes associated with coastal fish behaviour and life histories. To this end, several case studies from coastal ecosystems in different parts of the world will be described. The course also gives an overview of how human activities such as harvesting can influence coastal fish. Lastly, the course will highlight more recent research showing how natural ecological processes and human impacts on fish communities need to be understood also from an evolutionary perspective via the concept of eco-evolutionary dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on introducing central methods for quantifying fish behaviour and life histories, as well as approaches for managing coastal fish communities from an eco-evolutionary perspective.
Instruction is provided in the form of lectures and seminar/fieldwork exercises (workshops) including reports. Instruction will be given in English, but if only Norwegian-speaking students attend, the teaching language will be Norwegian. Information will be given in Canvas at the start of the course. Estimated student workload in this course is 135 hours.
100 % compulsory attendance to all seminar/fieldwork exercises including approval of reports and an oral presentation of a given topic.
More information about the reports and oral presentation is given in Canvas by the start of the semester.
Assessment methods and criteria
3-hour written individual examination. Graded assessment A-F.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.