Course in Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation (15,0 ECTS)
Are you interested in in the ecology and sustainable management of fishes and their habitats? In the course Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation you will apply your new knowledge on fish ecology in ongoing fish management and conservation projects and get hands-on training in how to monitor fish populations.
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 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.
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.