Class Note for ECOL 482 with Professor Reinthal at UA
Class Note for ECOL 482 with Professor Reinthal at UA
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lCHTHYOLOGY 7 EEB Ecol 482582 Class Syllabus Fall 2007 Dr Peter Reinthal Office BSE 120 Phone 6217518 Email pnrem ailarizonaedu Office Hours WF 9001000 or by appointment Teaching Assistant Mary Jane Epps Office Email mycota gmailcom Office Hours WF 300400 Lectures and Labs Lecture 1100 7 1150 Wednesday and Friday CBS 411 Lab Section 1 1200 7 250 Wednesday and Friday CBS 411 Website address httpeebwebarizonaedu go to Courses EEB course websites Ecol482582 or the URL is httpeebwebarizonaeducoursesecol482 582indexhtm Books Helfman G Collette B Facey D 1997 The Diversity ofFishes Blackwell Science Inc 7 Or another Ichthyology Text 7 Bond 2nd ed Or Moyle et al can be used Suggested 7 This is a great book for fish aficionados Paxton JR and WN Eschmeyer eds 1995 Encyclopedia of Fishes Academic Press NY Lecture notes will be available as PDF files and there will be a series of handouts available as pdf files The purpose of this course is to expose the participants to various topics in ichthyology This includes laboratory field and lecture work The goals of the course are as follows 1 To give the student a background and conceptual framework in phylogenetic systematics Given that an entire course or lifetime can be devoted to such intellectual pursuits the professor strongly advocates that a phylogenetic framework is necessary to fully comprehend the other goals of the class 2 To expose the student to the diversity of fishes BOTH living and fossil A phylogenetic approach will be used to survey the diversity of fishes 7 starting with presumed primitive lineages and fossil ancestors and working through the more advanced fishes We will also look at major types of fishes found in Arizona and the Gulf of California 3 To familiarize the student with the structure and function of fishes This is important for three reasons 1 you should be familiar with the basic structure of fishes 2 many structures are important for identification purposes and 3 we will discuss the functional morphology of many of these systems and how functionstructure is used to in determining phylogenetic relationships 4 To understand how fishes interact with their environments both ecologically and physiologically 5 To understand the challenges and tools available for the conservation and management of fishes both in Arizona and throughout the word Students are expected to have read the relevant sections of the text prior to the lectures and labs Students should be aware that the text is a relatively new book and this is the first edition There are some errors in the book and the authors have listed these errors in an errath file on the WWW httpsparcecologyugaedu7helfmanfishes html Please review this and make corrections in your book Any student that can find additional an error that is subsequently listed on Dr Helfman s web page will receive extra credit Students are not required to be physically present in the class lecture or lab but participation will be included in the evaluation of the lab notebook Great expectations Exams 60 You will be expected to take three exams andl will drop the lowest score of the three exams If you miss an exam for any reason you will be required to take the other two and there will be no make up exams All exams include lecture 20 and laboratory material 10 and both the lecture and lab periods are scheduled for exams Paper or Project with Presentation 15 You are also requested to do either a paper or laboratory project that is to be written up 10 page write up max 10 and present this to the class for 10 minutes 5 Projects will address the systematics morphology evolution andor ecology of fishes You are permitted to work in teams and projects must be approved by Dr Reinthal No duplicate projects are permitted and projects are approved on a first come first served basis Lab 25 You must turn in a laboratory notebook with all your lab work identifications field trips dissections notes drawings etc You are not permitted to copy other student s laboratory notebooks If you miss a lab see the TA or the Professor about getting access to the lab to make up the missed work Grading Scale If as expected the class average for all points during the semester is between 70 and 75 then the following scale will be used plus or minus 1 A 10089 B 8880 C 7969 D 6858 E 570 Students are expected to adhere to Student Code of Conduct see httpwebarizonaeduNdosuapolicies Good luck and best fishes Ichthyology Date LectureLab Reading Part 1 Diversity of Fishes and Anatomy Aug 22 Introduction to course Lab 7 Systematics and taxonomy Discussion of class grading field trips projects etc Aug 24 Introduction to Ichthyology amp fish amp 2 No Lab Aug 29 Hard Anatomy Lab Osteology and Fish skulls Aug 31 Soft Anatomy Lab Lamprey 1 Sept 5 Respiration Lab 7 Lamprey2Shark 1 Sept 7 Sensory Lab 7 Shark 2Perch 1 Sept 12 Homeostasis Lab 7 Perch 2 Sept 14 Functional Morphology Review Anatomy Sept 19 Catch Up and Review Sept 21 Exam 1 7 Lecture and Lab Sept 26 History of Fish39 Agnatha Cephalochordates Placoderms Lab 7 Arizona Fishes l 7 SeineElectroshock Sept 28 Chondrichthyes Sarcopterygians amp Primitive actinopterygians Lab 7 Arizona Fishes 2 7SeineElectroshock Oct 3 Aravaipa 7 Desert Fishes 7 Special Adaptations No Lab Oct 57 ARAVAIPA FIELD TRIP Oct 10 More Primitive Actinopterygians Lab Orders of Fish 1 Cartilaginous Fish Oct 12 Finish Actinop and start Teleosts I Osteoglossom orpha Elopomorpha Clupeomorpha Lab Orders ofFish 2 Preface Chpt l Chpt 3 amp 4 Chpt3 amp 4 Chpt 5 Chpt 6 Chpt 7 Chpt 8 Chpt 11 Ch 13 pp 197 204 Chpt 12 Rest of 13 Chpt 17 Review lll3 Chpt 14 Oct 17 Oct 19 Oct 24 Oct 26 Oct 31 Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov 14 16 21 23 28 30 Dec 5 Dec 7 Teleosts 11 Acanthopterygii Chpt 15 Lab 7 Orders of Fish 3 Some many teleosts so little time Catch up Lab 7 Orders of Fish 4 Zoogeography and Special Adaptations Chpt 16 Lab 7 Order of Fish 7 catch up Review and Catch Up Urban Lake Electroshocking 7 Silverbell Lake hopefully Exam 2 Lecture 7 History Fishes and Zoogeography Special Adaptations Exam 2 Lab on orders of fish and Arizona fishes Reproduction and Behavior Museum Curation Techniques BIOTA Computer lab Chpt 20 21 22 Life History Collection and Survey Methods Chpt 9 Growth Lab 7 Age and Growth of fish Bioenergetics Modeling Chpt 1o DFC PredatorPrey Interactions Lab 7 Feeding Ecology Chpt 18 DFC PredatorPrey Interactions No Lab Chpt 19 Populations and Communities Parasites Chpt 23 Thanksgiving Holiday Go Fishing Populations and Communities Lab 7 Presentations Chpt 24 Conserv ation Lab 7 Presentations Chpt 25 Catchup and Review Lab Paper due on lab project presentations Final Exam noncumulative Exam 111 11001 00 For Aravaipa and Mexico Field Trips 7 there will be no lecture 7 For Aravaipa we will leave at 1000 AM and return Sunday for Mexico Field Trip we will leave early 7 snorkeling and common marine species
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