EEB 487 - Ecology of Fishes
Winter 2022, Section 003
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 171, 172 and 173.
Other Course Info:
W. (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement only if the student signs up for four credits.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The three classes commonly called fishes include more species of vertebrates than all other classes combined. Fishes also have a higher rate of endangerment than all other classes of vertebrates, due to human use of aquatic resources. Ecology of Fishes is a course for juniors and seniors that focuses on the dramatic interaction between fishes and their habitats. The course covers: physiological, behavioral, and numerical responses of fishes to biotic and abiotic factors; the relationship between environmental factors and fish energetics, growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction; adaptations of fish for survival under different environmental constraints in major habitat types; and the role of humans in fishery declines and fish conservation. The course can be taken as a stand-alone lecture for 3 credit hours (section 003) or as a lecture and lab for 4 credit hours (section 001). The lab uses field trips and lab experiments to elucidate the relationships between fishes and their habitats. At least five of the lab sections are typically completed on local lakes and streams.

Class Format:

All class meetings will be taught synchronously and In-Person for the Winter 2022 term.


EEB 487 - Ecology of Fishes
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (LAB)
 In Person
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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