WETS1048 Fish biology and ecology (3–5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028

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Fish biology, fish ecology and fish physiology


Concepts and mechanisms of fish biology, ecology and physiology, introduction to methods in fish biology

Learning outcomes

By completing the course, the students will understand what kind of special anatomical, physiological, and life-history characteristics fish have for living in freshwater and saline aquatic environments. Students understand basic physiological concepts and be able to describe the most common processes related to metabolism and internal physiological (digestive, sensory, nervous and endocrine) systems in fishes. They understand basic concepts of life-history theory, know common life-history strategies of fishes and how fish life-history characteristics can be applied to conservation and exploitation of fish stocks. They understand the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on fish ecology, such as feeding, reproduction and behavior and can perform simple physiological measurements and communicate the results correctly. 

Study materials

Extra readings and tasks delivered during the lectures

Completion methods

Method 1

Spring semester every 2nd year (2021…)
Evaluation criteria:
Results in examination, evaluated reports and learning tasks
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3–5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish