Fisheries - FISH

FISH F100 Skeleton Articulation as an Introduction to Marine Conservation Biology

2 Credits
Offered Spring

Course designed for high school students. Prerequisites: GPA of 2.5 or higher; offered to high school juniors and seniors with at least 1 biology and 1 math class completed. (1+3)

FISH F101 Introduction to Fisheries (a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

This course surveys principles and fields of study that fisheries resource professionals use as a guide in their careers, including basic concepts associated with fish biology and fisheries management and the application of these concepts to solve complex fisheries problems. The course explores contemporary fisheries resource issues within and beyond Alaska's borders, human values associated with fish management and conservation, and the importance of fish resources for the world's economies and cultures. (3+0)

FISH F102 Fact or Fishin': Case Studies in Fisheries

1 Credits
Offered Fall

This seminar will promote active learning, critical thinking, and problem solving through a series of case studies involving current issues in fisheries conservation and management. Students enrolled in this course will also receive instruction on fundamental skills required to successfully complete a four-year degree at UAF. Attendance is mandatory. Prerequisites: This seminar is restricted to first-year students in the undergraduate Fisheries program. Cross-listed with FYE F100 (1+0)

FISH F103 The Harvest of the Sea

2 Credits
Offered Spring

This course will explore the scientific and popular literature related to the exploitation of global marine fisheries resources. Specific topics of the course will be based on three core themes: (1) early exploitation of marine resources, leading to the need for fisheries management; (2) overexploitation of fish and marine mammal stocks driven largely by technological advancements culminating from the Industrial Revolution; and (3) the current status and future sustainability of marine fisheries resources. This course is largely discussion based; as a result, weekly attendance and preparation is a critical component of the course. Prerequisites: FISH F101, FISH F102 and placement in ENGL F111X. (2+0)

FISH F261 Introduction to Fisheries Utilization (a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Application of harvesting, processing, preservation and marketing of Alaska's rich fisheries resources. Core course requirement for all BA students completing a minor in fisheries. Serves as an elective for BS fisheries students. Course is offered via videoconference. Prerequisites: BIOL F116X or CHEM F105X or permission of instructor. (3+0)

FISH F288 Fish and Fisheries of Alaska (a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

This course will provide mid-level undergraduate students with an introduction to the biology and fisheries of Alaskan fish, shellfish and marine mammals, with important finfishes as the main focus of the course. First, we will examine important recreational, subsistence and commercial shellfish and finfish species. Next we will briefly cover fisheries economics and then turn our attention to lesser known freshwater and marine mammal fisheries in Alaska. The amount of coverage of each topic will vary depending on what is known about each group of organisms. Before enrolling students should have a basic understanding of biological and ecological concepts. This course is required of all fisheries students but should appeal to anyone interested in Alaska's fish and fisheries. Prerequisites: BIOL F116X and FISH F101; or permission of instructor Cross-listed with BIOL F288. (3+0)

FISH F290 Fisheries Internship (a)

1 Credits


Under the supervision of a fisheries professional, students gain practical, professional experience through employment. Can be repeated up to four times, each for a different type of employment. The primary learning objectives for students are to gain professional experience in fisheries and refine career goals. Prerequisites: Permission of the Fisheries Experiential Learning Coordinator/instructor; a student internship agreement form turned into the Experiential Learning Coordinator. Recommended: STAT F200X. (0+0+1-4)

FISH F301 Biology of Fishes

4 Credits
Offered Fall

A broad overview of the biological diversity of fishes presented from the comparative and organismal perspectives. The course examines the relationship between physical and biological properties of aquatic environments and the anatomy, physiology, behavior and geographical distribution of living fish lineages. Topics include fish evolution, biogeography, classification, gross and fine anatomy, sensory biology, and form-function relationships. Topics are presented to highlight essential concepts generally relevant in biology. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: BIOL F116X or equivalent; junior or senior standing. Recommended: BIOL F317. Cross-listed with BIOL F301. (3+3)

FISH F315 Freshwater Fisheries Techniques

3 Credits
Offered Maymester Even-numbered Years

Introduction to laboratory and field sampling methods in aquaculture, limnology, and fisheries biology. Emphasis will be placed on the proper care and use of laboratory equipment and field sampling gears, as well as the development of sampling protocols for collecting representative, non-biased fisheries and aquatic sciences data. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: FISH F101; FISH F288; STAT F200X; or permission of instructor. (2+3)

FISH F336 Introduction to Aquaculture (a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Contribution of Alaska's aquaculture industries including salmon ocean ranching, shellfish and kelp mariculture, contribute to the world's increasingly important aquaculture production. Survey of worldwide production, introduction to production systems, and familiarization with Alaska systems. Team taught by SFOS specialists and featuring invited lecturers, laboratory demonstrations and field trips. This course is taught in Juneau. Prerequisites: BIOL F115X. (3+0)

FISH F340 Seafood Business

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Development and management of a successful seafood business from inception to operation. Practical application of business planning, obtaining financing, accounting, permitting, feasibility analysis, marketing, human resource management, and operational aspects of seafood harvesting and processing using case studies and guest lecturers from seafood industry. FISH F261; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

FISH F411 Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Study of human-environment relationships and applications to resource management. Draws on a range of social scientific approaches to the study of environmental systems, including: environmental anthropology, environmental history, historical ecology, political ecology, ethnoecology, property theory, and environmental justice. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or F141X; ENGL F211X or F213X; F200-level course in cultural anthropology, human geography, sociology, or political science; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

FISH F412 Human-Environment Research Methods

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Overview of qualitative and quantitative social science methods for studying human-environment relationships. Introduction to research ethics, research design, data collection, data analysis and data reporting. Methods and data analysis techniques include interviews, text analysis, surveys, scales, cognitive anthropology and ethnoecology, social networks, behavioral observation, and visual methods. Provides hands-on training in data collection and data analysis software. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; upper level standing; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ANTH F412. (3+0)

FISH F414 Field Methods in Marine Ecology and Fisheries

3 Credits
Offered Alternate Maymester

A hands-on introduction to the methods used to study ecological patterns and processes in the marine environment. Class will consist of a series of group field exercises conducted in local marine habitats. These exercises will emphasize a variety of sampling methods for documenting patterns of distribution and abundance, experimental designs for testing hypotheses and statistical interpretation of results. These skills are fundamental to most basic and applied research in marine ecology and fisheries. Thus this course provides an essential foundation for a professional career in these areas. Prerequisites: FISH F101; BIOL F271; or permission of instructor. (13.3+20)

FISH F421 Fisheries Population Dynamics

4 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Review and analysis of the major quantitative techniques available for assessing and predicting the status of fish populations. Demonstration and use of field and laboratory techniques and model verification; examples and case histories. This course is taught in Juneau. Prerequisites: STAT F200X [STAT S273-J]. Recommended: FISH F418. (4+0)

FISH F425 Fish Ecology

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Focus on the relationship of fishes to the physical, chemical, and biological features of their environment and the processes responsible for patterns of fish distribution and abundance. Concepts introduced in lectures will follow a logical progression, starting with the study of individual fish moving towards investigations of populations, metapopulations, and assemblages. Prerequisites: BIOL F115X; BIOL F271; FISH F101; or permission of instructor. Recommended: FISH F288. (3+0)

FISH F426 Behavioral Ecology of Fishes

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-Numbered Years

This course will provide upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with an advanced understanding of behavioral responses and adaptations of fishes in both freshwater and marine systems to natural and anthropogenic environmental variables. It should provide students another option to fulfill upper-level undergraduate and graduate level elective coursework. Before enrolling, students should have a sound understanding of both ecological and biological concepts relating to fishes. Prerequisites: BIOL F271 or FISH F301 or FISH F427; or permission of instructor. Recommended: FISH F425; FISH F427. (3+0)

FISH F427 Ichthyology (n)

4 Credits
Offered Spring

Major groups of fishes, emphasizing fishes of northwestern North America. Classification structure, evolution, general biology and importance to man. Prerequisites: BIOL F317. Cross-listed with BIOL F427. (3+3)

FISH F428 Physiological Ecology of Fishes

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

This course will provide upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with an advanced understanding of physiological responses and adaptations of fishes in both freshwater and marine systems to natural and anthropogenic environmental variables. It should provide students with another option to fulfill upper-level undergraduate and graduate level elective coursework. Before enrolling, students should have a sound understanding of both ecological and biological concepts relating to fish. Prerequisites: FISH F301 or BIOL F310 or FISH/BIOL F427; or permission of the instructor. (3+0)

FISH F433 Pacific Salmon Life Histories

3 Credits
Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

This course provides an introduction to the life histories of Pacific salmon. We will explore variation in life history traits within and among species, as well as within and among populations, at each stage of the salmon life cycle. Life histories will be understood in evolutionary and ecological contexts. We will also discuss management and conservation of Pacific salmonid species throughout their range, but with focus on Alaska. This course is taught in Juneau. Prerequisites: FISH/BIOL F427 or permission of instructor. Stacked with FISH F633. (3+0)

FISH F440 Oceanography for Fisheries

3 Credits
Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Students examine how understanding the oceanographic processes that determine the distribution, recruitment, and abundance of marine vertebrates and invertebrates from global to local scales and from evolutionary time scales to daily scales supports the sustainable management of marine fisheries resources. Prerequisites: CHEM F105X, PHYS F103X, FISH F288, STAT F200X. Recommended: FISH F425. Cross-listed with MSL F440. (3+0)

FISH F450 Practicum in Fisheries: Fisheries Observer Program (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Practical experience as a fisheries biologist onboard an Alaska commercial fishing vessel doing independent work at sea as an agent for the National Marine Fisheries Service or the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Simultaneous to credit, the student/observer will be under contract and receive reimbursement for deployment. May be repeated for additional credit during different deployments as observer. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: STAT F200X or permission of instructor. (0+1-12)

FISH F460 Food Science and Technology Internship

3-6 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

A combination of traditional and industrial training opportunities. Assigned required readings and discussion of appropriate topics in food science and technology. Information applied during hands-on experience in a food processing plant. Discussion includes fundamental information and solutions to industrial problems. Faculty mentor assigned to each intern. Required written evaluation of internship. 30 hours in-plant work experience for 12-24 weeks. Note: Course offered only in Kodiak. Prerequisites: 16 credits in natural sciences; MATH F200X or MATH F272X; or permission of instructor. (1+0+3)

FISH F487 W,O Fisheries Management

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Theory and practice of fisheries management, with an emphasis on strategies utilized for the management of freshwater and marine fisheries. Application of quantitative methodologies for the assessment and manipulation of aquatic habitats, sport and commercial fish populations, and stock assessment are considered, as is the setting of appropriate goals and objectives for effective, science-based management. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F414; FISH F288; STAT F200X; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

FISH F490 Experiential Learning -- Fisheries Internship

1 Credits


Under the supervision of a faculty member and a fisheries professional, upper-division students gain professional experience through employment. Requirements are decided prior to enrollment based on a 3-way agreement between the employer, student, and faculty member, which contains learning objectives that reflect upper-division credit. Can be repeated up to 4 times, each for a different type of employment. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing plus permission of Faculty Sponsor and the Fisheries Experiential Learning Coordinator/instructor (the Coordinator can be a sponsor as well); signing of a student internship agreement form that contains learning objectives for the internship that reflects upper-division internship credit. Recommended: FISH F315; STAT F200X; STAT F401. (0+0+1-4)

FISH F492 Seminar

1-6 Credits


(0+0)

FISH F498 Senior Thesis Proposal

2 Credits


Students will complete the first part of a year-long, self-designed scholarly project that is the capstone of a student's exemplary academic performance. For this component of senior thesis, the student will develop a proposal that will reflect a thorough understanding of the existing literature, study objectives and testable hypotheses, the methodology by which data will be collected through field and/or laboratory research, including data analyses, and a timeline by which the senior thesis will be completed. The student should also complete the collection of field and/or laboratory data and begin data analysis. Prerequisites: Fisheries major with senior standing; a GPA of 3.2 or higher and permission of a Fisheries Division faculty mentor and the SFOS Internship Coordinator (the coordinator may also be a mentor); STAT F200X and ENGL F414. Recommended: FISH F315; STAT F401 or STAT F402. (0+0)

FISH F499 Fisheries Senior Thesis

2 Credits


Students will complete the second part of a year-long, self-designed scholarly project that is the capstone of a student's exemplary academic performance. For this component of senior thesis, the student will complete analysis of field and/or laboratory data collected during FISH F498 and develop a research paper/manuscript that will interpret the study results and cast them within the context of the existing literature relevant to the study topic. Students will be expected to work with their senior thesis mentor to submit the manuscript for peer review to a scientific journal and will be required to present their study results as an oral or poster presentation. Prerequisites: Fisheries major with senior standing; with a GPA of 3.2 or higher; and permission of a Fisheries Division faculty mentor and the SFOS Internship Coordinator (the coordinator may also be a mentor); FISH F498. Recommended: FISH F315; STAT F401; STAT F402. (0+0+2-4)

FISH F601 Quantitative Fishery Science

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

(2+3)

FISH F603 Writing for Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Workshop

1 Credits
Offered Spring

Skills required to prepare and present fisheries technical information in journal articles and other formats. Proficiency in writing, editing, peer reviewing written fisheries and ocean sciences communications. Requires graduate standing and requires students to write about data gathered for graduate thesis. Students bring their own research data as basis for work. Prerequisites: ENGL F414 or ENGL F614 or permission of instructor. (1+0)

FISH F604 Modern Applied Statistics for Fisheries

4 Credits
Offered Odd-numbered Years

Covers general statistical approaches to quantitative problems in marine science and fisheries with guidance on how to collect and organize data, how to select appropriate statistical methods and how to communicate results. A variety of advanced statistical methods for analyzing environmental data sets will be illustrated in theory and practice. Prerequisites: STAT F200X; STAT F401; proficiency in computing with R or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with MSL F604. (3+3)

FISH F611 Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Study of human-environment relationships and applications to resource management. Draws on a range of social scientific approaches to the study of environmental systems, including: environmental anthropology, environmental history, historical ecology, political ecology, ethnoecology, property theory, and environmental justice. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. (3+0)

FISH F612 Fish Conservation Biology

4 Credits
Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Conservation biology is an applied science that deals with maintaining and restoring threatened populations. Includes theoretical foundations of conservation biology and the practical lessons to be gained from studying historical conservation efforts. Emphasis on case studies. Note: This course is taught in Juneau. (3+2)

FISH F613 Human-Environment Research Methods

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Overview of qualitative and quantitative social science methods for studying human-environment relationships. Introduction to research ethics, research design, data collection, data analysis and data reporting. Methods and data analysis techniques include interviews, text analysis, surveys, scales, cognitive anthropology and ethnoecology, social networks, behavioral observation, and visual methods. Provides hands-on training in data collection and data analysis software. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ANTH F613. (3+0)

FISH F621 Estimation of Fish Abundance

3 Credits
Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Estimation of abundance of fish and other aquatic populations, using mark-recapture, line-transect, catch-effort and change-in-ratio techniques. Computer lab work and homework from actual and simulated populations. Prerequisites: MATH F201X; STAT F401; familiarity with PCs including word processing and spreadsheets. Recommended: FISH F421; MATH F302; MATH F314. (2+2.5)

FISH F622 Quantitative Fish Population Dynamics

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Modeling fish population mortality, recruitment individual growth and fecundity. Models and assessment techniques for age- and length-structured populations. Biological reference points and management strategies derived from population and harvesting parameters. Computer lab work and homework with data from actual and simulated populations. This course is taught in Juneau. Prerequisites: MATH F201X; STAT F401; Familiarity with PCs including word processing and spreadsheets. Recommended: FISH F421; MATH F302; MATH F314. (2+2.5)

FISH F625 Population Dynamics of Vertebrates

4 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Sampling vertebrate populations, modeling their population dynamics and the implications for management. Focus will be on study design, model assumptions, estimation of population parameters, and population projections. State-of-the-art computer applications will be employed in laboratory exercises of actual and simulated data. This course is taught in Juneau. Prerequisites: BIOL F271; STAT F401. Cross-listed with WLF F625. (3+3)

FISH F626 Behavioral Ecology of Fishes

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

This course will provide upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with an advanced understanding of behavioral responses and adaptations of fishes in both freshwater and marine systems to natural and anthropogenic environmental variables. It should provide students another option to fulfill upper-level undergraduate and graduate level elective coursework. Before enrolling, students should have a sound understanding of both ecological and biological concepts relating to fishes. Prerequisites: BIOL F271 or FISH F301 or FISH F427; or permission of instructor. Recommended: FISH F425 or FISH F427. (3+0)

FISH F627 Statistical Computing with R

2 Credits
Offered Fall, As Demand Warrants

Using the free, open-source software R to teach computing, programming, and modeling concepts for the statistical computing of fisheries and biological data. Prepares students for other graduate-level, quantitative fisheries courses and covers exploratory statistical and graphical analyses, as well as computer-intensive methods such as bootstrapping and randomization tests. Prerequisites: STAT F200X or equivalent, STAT F401 or equivalent, and proficiency with Excel; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with MSL F627. (1+3)

FISH F628 Physiological Ecology of Fishes

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

This course will provide upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with an advanced understanding of physiological responses and adaptations of fishes in both freshwater and marine systems to natural and anthropogenic environmental variables. It should provide students with another option to fulfill upper-level undergraduate and graduate level elective coursework. Before enrolling, students should have a sound understanding of both ecological and biological concepts relating to fish. Prerequisites: FISH F301 or BIOL F310, FISH/BIOL F427; or permission of instructor and graduate standing. (3+0)

FISH F630 Natural Resource Modeling

2 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

A hands-on introduction to the techniques and issues involved in modeling natural resources. Students will complete an individual modeling project related to each student's graduate research. This course is taught in Juneau. Prerequisites: FISH F421 and STAT F401 or equivalents. (1+3)

FISH F631 Data Analysis in Community Ecology

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

This course will provide an overview of statistical methods that have been specifically developed to aid our understanding and interpretation of the structure, abundance, and distribution of species and communities in relation to resources and the environment. Prerequisites: STAT F200X; STAT F401 or equivalent; FISH F627 (Statistical Computing with R) or familiarity with R, general ecology, graduate standing in fisheries or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with MSL F631. (3+0)

FISH F633 Pacific Salmon Life Histories

3 Credits
Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

This course provides an introduction to the life histories of Pacific salmon. We will explore variation in life history traits within and among species, as well as within and among populations, at each stage of the salmon life cycle. Life histories will be understood in evolutionary and ecological contexts. We will also discuss management and conservation of Pacific salmonid species throughout their range, but with focus on Alaska. This course is taught in Juneau. Prerequisites: FISH/BIOL F427 or permission of instructor. Stacked with FISH F433 (3+0)

FISH F640 Management of Renewable Marine Resources

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Principles of fisheries management, along with case studies of successes and failures. Topics include management objectives, relationships of fished species to their environment, fishing methods, human dimensions, fishery data acquisition, harvest strategies, ecosystem effects of fishing, aquaculture and alternative management strategies, including ecosystem-based fishery management. Prerequisites: FISH F427. Recommended: FISH F487. (3+0)

FISH F642 Bayesian Decision Theory for Resource Management

4 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Application of decision theory to problems in natural resources management. Students will learn to perform Bayesian calculations and uncomplicated decision analysis themselves. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: FISH F621 or FISH F630 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with STAT F642. (2+2)

FISH F645 Bioeconomic Modeling and Fisheries Management

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

An introduction to analytic and computational models of discrete-time representations of bioeconomic systems, including comparative static and optimal control approaches to optimizing unitary and multiple criteria subject to deterministic and stochastic dynamic processes. Particular attention is given to bioeconomic models of optimal management of exploited populations of fish and shellfish. Prerequisites: STAT F401 and MATH F200X, MATH F262X or MATH F272X; graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3+0)

FISH F650 Fish Ecology

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

This course will examine the relationship of fishes to the physical, chemical, and biological features of their environment in both perturbed and unperturbed aquatic ecosystems. An emphasis will be placed on fish diversity in terms of morphology, behavior, feeding, and reproductive strategies as they relate to individual and population adaptation, and community structure in both freshwater and marine environments. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (3+0)

FISH F651 Fishery Genetics

4 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Application of genetics to fisheries. Focus on Alaska fisheries including introduction to the theory of electrophoresis, stock separation, population genetics and quantitative genetics. This course is taught in Juneau. (4+0)

FISH F653J Zooplankton Ecology

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Survey of marine zooplankton including processes and variables which influence their production and dynamics. Emphasis on the northeast Pacific ocean zooplankton community. Field and lab methods for sampling include fixing, preserving, subsampling, identifying and quantifying zooplankton collections. Laboratory techniques for culture of zooplankton include physiological measurements of bioenergetic parameters. Prerequisites: Invertebrate zoology course; MSL F610; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with MSL F653J. (3+0)

FISH F654J Benthic Ecology

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Ecology of marine benthos, from subtidal to hadal zone. Methods of collecting, sorting, narcotizing, preserving and analyzing benthic assemblages, including video analytical techniques from submersibles and ROVs. Hydrothermal vent and cold seep assemblages. Physiology/energetics of benthic organisms, including animal-sediment relationships, feeding, reproduction and growth. Depth, spatial and latitudinal distribution patterns. Prerequisites: Invertebrate zoology course; marine biology course; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with MSL F654. (3+0)

FISH F661 Seafood Processing and Preservation

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Positive and negative aspects of processing and preservation of seafoods are discussed. Practical aspects of preservation are stressed and topics include thermal processing (canning and pasteurization), fish smoking, salting, drying, pickling, freezing, fermentation, natural preservatives and packaging. Aspects of selected processing and preservation techniques to be demonstrated in the FITC pilot plant. Prerequisites: BIOL F342; CHEM F451; or permission of instructor. Recommended: MATH F202X or MATH F272X. (3+0)

FISH F662 Seafood Composition and Analysis

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Major components of foods, their properties, analysis and interactions during processing and preservation, the effect of processing on functional and nutritive value, postmortem microbial and biochemical changes especially proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Role of minor constituents such as flavors, vitamins, toxins and carcinogens. This course is offered via videoconference. Prerequisites: BIOL F342; CHEM F451; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

FISH F665 Aquatic Entomology

2 Credits
Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Aquatic invertebrate taxonomy, mostly to the family level, and ecology. Includes field trips to learn collecting techniques and habitats. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor; Students must be able to safely wade in streams and wetlands. Cross-listed with BIOL F665. (1+3)

FISH F670 Quantitative Analysis for Marine Policy Decisions

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

An introduction to the practical application of mathematical programming, operations research, simulation, cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, regional impact assessment, economic valuation, risk analysis, adaptive management and other decision theoretic tools in preparation of regulatory documents required for the management of living marine resources and for assessment of environmental damages. Prerequisites: STAT F401; MATH F200X, MATH F262X or MATH F272X; graduate standing or permission of instructor (3+0)

FISH F672 Law and Fisheries

2 Credits
Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

This course introduces students to the key Federal, State and International laws that govern fisheries in Alaska state waters and in the US Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska. In addition, the course introduces students to seminal court rulings that have helped shape those laws. Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of instructor. (2+0)

FISH F675 Political Ecology

3 Credits
Offered Fall Odd-Numbered Years

Introduction to the field of political ecology. Topics include the sociology of scientific knowledge, traditional and local ecological knowledge, politics of resource management, processes of enclosure and privatization, environmental values, conservation, environmental justice, and colonialism and economic development. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ANTH F675. (3+0)

FISH F676 Aquatic Food Web Ecology

3 Credits
Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

This course will examine theoretical and applied aspects of aquatic food web ecology, from the ecological processes that give rise to patterns in aquatic communities to the incorporation of trophic interactions into ecosystem-based management. Lectures and discussion will focus on ecological theory and case studies. Lab exercises will introduce empirical and modeling approaches for studying food web interactions. Proficiency with Excel and basic statistics is preferred. Prerequisites: FISH F425 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with MSL F676. (2+3)

FISH F680 Marine Sustainability Internship

2 Credits
Offered Fall

Internship program in marine ecosystem sustainability to broaden students' interdisciplinary training, develop new research tools, build expertise outside their home discipline, gain exposure to careers, and gain a unique perspective on research problems. Internships are for a minimum of 8 weeks and take place during the summer. In the autumn students report on and meet to discuss their internship experiences. Prerequisites: MSL F652 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ANTH F680 and MSL F680. (0+0+5-16)

FISH F681 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council: A Case Study

2 Credits
Offered Summer

This two-week intensive course provides immersion into the scientific and policy basis for fisheries management in Alaska. Students receive two days of classroom instruction, review current management issues and witness the decision-making process by attending a North Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting. Learning is enhanced by discussions with diverse stakeholders and field trips. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor (1+0+1)