Course in Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation (15,0 ECTS)

Last changed: 15 August 2019
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Are you interested in fish, fisheries management and nature conservation? In the course Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation you learn about fish and their habitats, and apply your new knowledge on fish ecology in ongoing fish management and conservation projects.

The course provides knowledge in fish ecology and in management of natural resources in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. It suits those who are interested in marine biology and limnology (freshwater biology) and who want to work with future challenges in the environmental area.

One full year of fish studies

The course Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation can preferably be taken in combination with the course Principles of Fisheries Science . The courses are held during the same term (semester) and form a solid basis for students who want to work nationally or internationally with water and fish management issues. The two courses can also be combined with a thesis project (independent project) which will altogether cover one whole academic year (60 ECTS).

The courses can be taken within the SLU (and partners) Master Programs EnvEuro, Sustainable Development, and Sustainable Food Systems.

Conservation - in both theory and practice

During the course, a larger project work is performed where you and your course mates adopt a real case in cooperation with actors in fish conservation and management projects.

The lectures cover fish ecology (e.g., fish life cycles, spatial fish ecology, fish migration and population genetics), European and national legislation regarding nature and environment, global fisheries issues and resource use aspects such as sport fishing and fisheries policy.

The excursions were one of the main reasons for me to take the course. The excursions cover the course so well and give me a clear picture of recent issues in the fish ecology.
Student, 2017

 

Link to the course plan Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation

Course period: Sept 2, 2019 – Oct 31, 2019

You apply to the course at www.universityadmissions.se . Application is open. 

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The course contains field visits and a project work where you cooperate with acting agencies in Swedish fish management and conservation. Photo: Joep de Leeuw

Contact

Magnus Huss, Researcher
Department of Aquatic Resources, SLU
magnus.huss@slu.se, +46 (0)10-478 41 27

Andreas Bryhn, Researcher/Director of Studies
Department of Aquatic Resources, SLU
andreas.bryhn@slu.se, +46 (0)79-478 41 52

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