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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (BISC)
Integrative Biology of Fishes
Integrative Biology of Fishes
Spring 2016
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BISC 2334W - Integrative Biology of Fishes
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An introduction to concepts in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, developmental biology, biomechanics and hydrodynamics, adaptive radiation, evolutionary biology, and ecology using fish as model organisms. Significant fish groups will be covered, but emphasis is on exploring broader topics in which fish have figured prominently in research.
As a result of completing this course, students will demonstrate general understanding of: 1. Basic vertebrate musculoskeletal and organ system structure as exemplified by fishes. 2. Biomechanics, hydrodynamics, and biomimetic influence of fishes. 3. Evolutionary history and the most recent phylogenetic hypotheses of fish relationships. 4. Developmental and larval biology, including developmental mechanisms and use of modern experimental methods especially those using fish models. 5. All vertebrate reproductive strategies as exemplified by different lineages of fishes. 6. Basic vertebrate brain structure and sensory systems and adaptations thereof as exemplified in fishes. 7. Writing for a scientific audience. 8. How to effectively research and write a short review paper detailing a particular subject of interest.
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