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300434 VO Ecology of fishes (2020W)

species diversity; fish assemblages; food and feeding; bionergetics; growth; reproduction, biotic interactions; population dynamics; habitat selection, river restoration

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


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Language: English

Examination dates



The lecture series starts at October 8, 10:15 - 11:45 at the seminar room limnology, 3. Ebene, 4. Spange UZA I.
The lecture will be held throughout the semester on Thursday. Your personal attendance is welcome.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Relevant topics of fish ecology (diversity, food and feeding, growth, reproduction, predator-prey relationships, population dynamics and early-life history) are presented and discussed on the basis of new literature.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examen

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Aim of this lecture is to provide a better understanding of functional ecological processes in fish communities based on scientific hypotheses and results. Contemporary ecological theories, ideas and models will be used to highlight the reaction of individual fish and fish communities towards the variability of the environment and which strategies have been evolved to enhance growth, reproduction, mortality-loss and fitness.

Examination topics

Lecture, presentation, discussion; language: german, english

Reading list

Wootton, R. (1998) Ecology of Teleost Fishes. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Helfman, G., Collette, B.B., Facey, D.E. (1997) The diversity of fishes. Blackwell Science.

Bone, Q., Marshall, N.B., Blaxter, J.H.S. (1999). Biology of Fishes. Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd.

Fuiman, L.A., Werner, R.G. (2002). Fishery Science. The unique contribution of early life stages. Blackwell Publishing.

Association in the course directory

MEC-9, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

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