Session 3

Ichthyology- 4 credits- PCB4460/ ZOO6456C

This graduate and undergraduate course will examine the diversity of fishes with an emphasis on FL. Classes will be held at the FSU Coastal & Marine Lab near St. Teresa, FL, during the 1st week and at the Whitney Lab near St. Augustine, FL, for the 2nd-4th weeks. A diversity of marine, estuarine and freshwater habitats will be visited around each field station to explore the breadth of habitats and diversity of fishes in each region. In addition to phylogenetic relationships and identification, we will emphasize the morphological, behavioral, and ecological adaptations of fishes living in different environments, with an emphasis on fishes encountered on excursions.

Both research stations have overnight facilities and laboratories for specimen examination and research activities. A diversity of marine, estuarine and freshwater habitats will be visited around each field station to explore the breadth of habitats and diversity of fishes in the region. In addition to phylogenetic relationships and identification, lectures, labs and research will emphasize the morphological, behavioral, and ecological adaptations of fishes living in different environments, with an emphasis on fishes encountered during field excursions.

Instructors: Jimmy Liao | Whitney Lab | jliao@whitney.ufl.edu  & Larry Page| 282 Dickinson Hall |Email: lpage1@ufl.edu

Format: Daily lectures and labs at UF and coastal field stations, individual or group research projects

Required text: None required

Class Meeting Time (while at UF): M,T,W | Period 3 – 5 (9:35 AM – 12:35 PM)

Estimated cost: ~$500- includes travel and lodging.

Tentative Course Schedule:

Week Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 (3/23) UF, FSU Field Station Carr 110 (course preview) FSU FSU FSU FSU
2 (3/30) UF, Whitney Lab Carr 110 (project discussions) Whitney Whitney Whitney Whitney
3 (4/6) UF, Whitney Lab Carr 110 (project discussions) Whitney Whitney Whitney Whitney
4 (4/13) UF, Whitney Lab Carr 110  (project discussions) Whitney Whitney Whitney Whitney
5 (4/20) UF Carr 110 Carr 110 Carr 110 Reading Day Reading Day

*Note: Time at Whitney and FSU  field stations will be split among lectures, fieldwork, specimen identification, and data generation for individual projects.  Time on campus (TBD) will be split among lectures, labs, discussions and project presentations.

This course has a limited number of seats –apply today to ensure your spot! To apply click this link: here!

Applications are due Wednesday, December 4th at 11:59pm.