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1996-97 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index


Fisheries courses are offered at both the Fairbanks Campus and at the UAF Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Science. Those offered only at Fairbanks are identified by the initial "F" following the course number. Courses offered only at Juneau are identified with a "J" following the course number. The frequency of offering is identified by location for those courses offered at both units.

FISH 101 (3 Credits) Fairbanks, Spring; Juneau, Alternate Fall
Introduction to Fisheries (3+0)
A survey of the values, habitats, biology, ecology and management of fishes with particular reference to Alaskan fisheries and issues.

FISH 261-F (3 Credits) Fall
Introduction to Seafood Science and Nutrition (3+0)
Application of scientific and engineering principles in the harvesting, processing, preservation and marketing of Alaska's rich fisheries resources. For sophomore-level natural sciences/environmental studies students. (Prerequisites: CHEM 105 or BIOL 105 or consent of instructor.)

FISH 336-J (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Introduction to Aquaculture (3+0)
Alaska's aquaculture industries, salmon ocean ranching, shellfish mariculture, and kelp mariculture contribute to the world's increasingly important aquaculture production. Survey of worldwide production, introduction to production systems, and familiarization with Alaskan systems. Team taught by SFOS specialists and featuring invited lecturers, laboratory demonstrations, and field trips. (Prerequisites: BIOL 106X. Next offered: 1996-97.)

FISH 380W,O (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Marine Fishes of Alaska (2+3) (Same as BIOL 380)
Taxonomy, recognition, distribution, life history and ecological relationships of marine fishes of Alaska will be studied. Life history traits that make species susceptible to commercial exploitation, changes in climate, ocean circulation or pollution will be emphasized. Laboratory fee: $30.00. (Prerequisites: BIOL 105X, 106X and 222. Next offered: 1996-97.)

FISH 381 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Biology of Commercially Important Salmonid Fishes (3+0)
Biology, life history and ecology of economically valuable salmonids. Management of salmonid fisheries. (Prerequisite: BIOL 427.)

FISH 384 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Freshwater Fishes of Alaska (2+3) (Same as BIOL 384)
Life histories of Alaskan freshwater fish emphasizing species sought by fishermen. Reproduction, age, growth, migration, food, inter- relationships and habitat requirements. (Prerequisites: BIOL 105X and 106X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1997-98.)

FISH 400 (3 Credits) Fall
Fisheries Science (3+0) (Same as NRM 400)
The subject of fishery science is reviewed to reflect the emerging concept of a study area integrated over a broad sweep of disciplines: oceanography, limnology, marine biology, fish population dynamics, aquaculture, economics, processing, product quality and development, and marketing. Demonstrates how such different subjects have feedback loops to one another and stresses the science fundamentals involved. Laboratory fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: one 200-level biology class. Corequisite: STAT 200 [STAT 373-J].)

FISH 401 (3 Credits) Fairbanks, Spring; Juneau, Alternate Fall
Fisheries Management (3+0) (Same as NRM 401)
Principles, concepts and techniques of fisheries management in terms of their biological, economic, social and political aspects. Topics are stocking and introductions, habitat manipulation, sustainable yield, regulation, management organizations and their responsibilities. Examples of several fisheries are used to clarify concepts and practices. (Prerequisite: BIOL 271. Next offered Juneau: 1997-98.)

FISH 418-J (4 Credits) Alternate Fall
Renewable Resource Management Systems (4+0)
Develops abilities to recognize, process and apply critical information in the management of renewable resources by examples from Alaskan fisheries. The computer as a primary tool of resource management. (Prerequisite: STAT 200 [STAT 373-J]. STAT 401 recommended. Next offered: 1997-98.)

FISH 421-J (4 Credits) Alternate Spring
Fisheries Population Dynamics (4+0)
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. (Prerequisite: STAT 200 [STAT 373-J]. FISH 418 recommended. Next offered: 1997-98.)

FISH 427W,O (4 Credits) Alternate Spring
Ichthyology (3+3) n (Same as BIOL 427)
Major groups of fishes, emphasizing fishes of northwestern North America. Classification structure, evolution, general biology, and importance to man. Laboratory fee: $30.00. (Prerequisites: BIOL 205 or 317 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1997-98.)

FISH 436-J (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Salmon Culture (1+4)
Biology and technology of artificial propagation of salmonids. Reproduction, embryology, growth, nutrition, genetics and pathology of salmonids in both extensive (sea ranching) and intensive rearing systems. Bioengineering of incubators, rearing containers, water diversion systems and other related topics. Laboratory exercises in measuring effects of environmental characteristics on development and growth of salmon. (Prerequisites: BIOL 222 [BIOL 209-J], CHEM 106, FISH 381. Next offered: 1997-98.)

FISH 460-K (3 - 6 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Food Science and Technology Internship (1+0+3) n (Same as FSN 460-K)
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. (Prerequisites: 16 credits in natural sciences, MATH 200 or MATH 272 or permission of instructor.) Course offered only in Kodiak.

FISH 601-F (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Quantitative Fishery Science (2+3)
FISH 602 (3 Credits) Juneau, Alternate Fall; Fairbanks, Alternate Spring
Advanced Fisheries Management (2+3)
FISH 621-J (4 Credits) Alternate Fall
Advanced Fisheries Population Dynamics I (3+2)
FISH 622-J (4 Credits) Alternate Spring
Advanced Fisheries Population Dynamics II (3+2)
FISH 625 (4 Credits) Alternate Spring
Analysis of Vertebrate Population (3+3) (Same as WLF 625)
Contemporary methods of estimation of fundamental population parameters, abundance and survival, with their implication for management. Focus will be on assumptions and methodology of estimation techniques. State-of-the-art computer applications will be employed in laboratory exercises of actual and simulated data. Laboratory fee: $30.00 (Prerequisites: BIOL 271 and an advanced course in statistics.)

FISH 633-J (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Pacific Salmon Life Histories (3+3)
Life history patterns of species and stocks of Pacific salmon compared. Evolutionary models to explain the variety of patterns. Effects of human activities on species and stock; conservation of salmon resources. Discussion and analysis of readings from the literature. (Prerequisite: FISH 427.)

FISH 650 (3 Credits) Fairbanks, Alternate Fall; Juneau, As Demand Warrants
Fish Ecology (2+3) (Same as BIOL 650)
The ecology of fish is examined from the community aspect. Current literature on inter- and intraspecific relationships, influence of the environment on community structure, behavior and production is emphasized. Laboratory fee: $30.00. (Prerequisites: BIOL 473 [Juneau BIOL 423] and FISH 400.)

FISH 651-J (4 Credits) Alternate Spring
Fishery Genetics (4+0)
Application of genetics to fisheries. Focus on Alaskan fisheries including introduction to the theory of electrophoresis, stock separation, population genetics, and quantitative genetics.

FISH 661-F (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Seafood Processing and Preservation (3+0) (Same as FSN 661-K)
FISH 662-F (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Seafood Composition and Analysis (3+0) (Same as FSN 662-K)
FISH 666-J (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Biological Assessment in Fisheries and Aquatic Environments (3+0)