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<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 3898 Field Methods in Fish Biology</span><br>
 
<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 3898 Field Methods in Fish Biology</span><br>
 
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<span style="font-size: large">Summer Intensive I, 2013</span><br>
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<span style="font-size: large">Summer Session I, 2014</span><br>
<span style="font-size: small">'''Course Duration:''' June 10th - June 28th, 2013</span><br>
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<span style="font-size: small">'''Course Duration:''' June 2nd - July 3rd, 2014</span><br>
<span style="font-size: small">'''Meeting Time:''' Monday through Friday, 1:00 - 4:00pm in TLS371<br>
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<span style="font-size: small">'''Meeting Time:''' Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00pm in TLS 371<br>
 
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Welcome to Field Methods in Fish Biology! This course is a hands-on, field based introduction to the biology of fishes and field sampling methods, with emphasis on local species. <br>
 
Welcome to Field Methods in Fish Biology! This course is a hands-on, field based introduction to the biology of fishes and field sampling methods, with emphasis on local species. <br>
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'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Jonathan_Velotta Jonathan Velotta]'''<br>
 
'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Jonathan_Velotta Jonathan Velotta]'''<br>
 
Email: jonathan.velotta@uconn.edu<br>
 
Email: jonathan.velotta@uconn.edu<br>
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 201<br>
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Office: Biology/Pharmacy 212<br>
 
Phone: (860) 486-4694<br>
 
Phone: (860) 486-4694<br>
 
Mobile: (203) 394-7815<br>
 
Mobile: (203) 394-7815<br>
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==Syllabus and Course Information==
 
==Syllabus and Course Information==
  
{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/3/32/EEB_3898_Field_Fish_Bio_Syllabus.pdf}} Syllabus updated on June 7th
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/3/32/EEB_3898_Field_Fish_Bio_Syllabus.pdf}} Syllabus
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==Working Schedule==
 
==Working Schedule==
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| '''T''' 11 June <br><br> || Freshwater fishes I; Lake habitats; active gear <br><br> || Beach seine Bicentennial Pond <br><br> || Readings:  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Poos%20et%20al%202007%20JFB.pdf}}Poos et al 2007 JFB; discussion on Thurs<br><br>
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| '''T''' 11 June <br><br> || Freshwater fishes I; Lake habitats; active gear <br><br> || Beach seine Bicentennial Pond <br><br> || Readings:  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Poos%20et%20al%202007%20JFB.pdf}}Poos et al 2007 JFB<br><br>
 
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| '''TH''' 13 June <br><br>  || Freshwater fishes II; electroshocking gear; River habitats; Species identification and curation of fish collections <br><br> ||  Identify, fix and preserve fish <br><br> || Quiz I study <br> Field exercise report I due Monday <br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Field%20Exercise%20Report%20Guidelines.pdf}} Field Exercise Report Guidelines <br> <br>
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| '''TH''' 13 June <br><br>  || Freshwater fishes II; electroshocking gear; River habitats; Species identification and curation of fish collections <br><br> ||  Identify, fix and preserve fish <br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Fixation%20Protocol.pdf}} Fish Fixation/Preservation Protocol  <br><br> || Quiz I study <br> Field exercise report I due Monday <br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Field%20Exercise%20Report%20Guidelines.pdf}} Field Exercise Report Guidelines <br> <br>
 
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| '''F''' 14 June <br><br> || Quiz I <br> Backpack electrofishing data collection guidelines <br><br> || Stream backpack electrofishing at Eldridge Brook with Dr. Jason Vokoun <br><br>  ||<br><br>
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| '''F''' 14 June <br><br> || Quiz I <br><br> || Purse seine Crystal Lake <br><br>  || Finish field exercise report I <br><br>
 
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| '''M''' 17 June <br><br> || Freshwater fishes III; passive gear <br><br> || Identify, fix and preserve fish; dissections and GSI <br><br> ||Quiz II study  <br><br>
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| '''M''' 17 June <br><br> || Freshwater fishes III; passive gear <br><br> || Preserve and accession fish into collection <br>  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Field%20Methods%20in%20Fish%20Biology%20Biodiversity%20Collection%20Sheet1.pdf}} Field Methods in Fish Biology Biodiversity Collection Sheet1 <br><br> || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Flammang%20and%20Schultz%202004%20hoop%20nets.pdf}} Flammang and Schultz 2004 hoop nets <br><br>
 
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| '''T''' 18 June <br><br> || Quiz II <br><br> || Boat electrofishing with DEEP and retrieval of hoop nets <br><br> ||  Exam I study; Field Exercise report II due Thursday <br><br>
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| '''T''' 18 June <br><br> || Meet at 12:30pm <br><br> || Boat electrofishing Coventry Lake with DEEP and retrieval of hoop nets <br><br> ||  Exam I study; field notebooks due Wed. <br><br>
 
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| '''W''' 19 June <br><br> || Exam I <br> Saltwater fishes of CT; visual observation methods; population and community ecology of fishes<br><br>  ||<br><br> || Reading: <br><br>
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| '''W''' 19 June <br><br> || Exam I - field notebooks due! <br> Saltwater fishes of CT; fish assemblages <br><br>  ||<br><br> || <br><br>
 
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| '''TH''' 20 June <br><br> || Data collection guidelines <br><br> || Seine Fenton River with Dr. Jason Vokoun <br><br> || Field exercise III due Monday <br><br>
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| '''TH''' 20 June <br><br> || Data collection guidelines <br><br> || Backpack electrofish Fenton River with Dr. Jason Vokoun <br><br> || Field Exercise report II due Friday <br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Field%20Report%20II%20guidelines.pdf}} Field Report II guidelines<br><br>
 
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| '''F''' 21 June <br><br> || Field trip! <br><br> || Seine Morris Cove with NOAA <br><br> ||  <br><br>
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| '''F''' 21 June <br><br> || Field trip! <br><br> || Seine Morris Cove with NOAA <br><br> ||  Quiz II Monday <br> Reading: {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Neff_2004_Solitary%20nesting%20as%20an%20alternative%20breeding%20tactic%20in%20colonial%20nesting%20bluegill%20sunfish%20%28Lepomis%20macrochirus%29.pdf}} Neff et al. 2007, bluegill nesting behavior <br><br>
 
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| '''M''' 24 June <br><br>|| Visual observation guidelines <br><br> || Visual observation field trip; specimen preservation time <br><br> || Quiz III study; Reading: <br><br>
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| '''M''' 24 June <br><br>|| Quiz II <br> Visual observations <br><br> || Visual observation field trip: snorkel Bicentennial pond <br><br> || Field exercise report III due Tuesday <br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Field%20Exercise%20Report%20III%20guidelines.pdf}} Field Exercise Report III guidelines <br><br>
 
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| '''T''' 25 June <br><br> || Quiz III <br><br> || Pop and community ecology project data collection  <br><br>|| Reading: ; write Introduction and Methods of final report due Thursday <br><br>
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| '''T''' 25 June <br><br> || || Seine Fenton River (final report data collection trip) with Dr. Vokoun <br><br>|| Reading: {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/scientific-writing%20guidelines.pdf}} scientific-writing guidelines <br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/fieldichth/restricted/Final%20report%20guidelines.pdf}} Final report guidelines <br><br>
 
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| '''W''' 26 June <br><br> || Data analysis guidelines <br><br>|| Pop and community ecology project data collection  <br><br> || Begin data analysis <br><br>
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| '''W''' 26 June <br><br> || Final report data analysis guidelines; Age analysis in fishes <br><br>|| Examine saltwater fishes and finalize biodiversity collection  <br><br> || Begin data analysis <br>Quiz III (saltwater fishes) study<br>
 
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| '''TH''' 27 June <br><br> || Age analysis using scales; more data analysis <br><br> || Ageing of focal species by scales; finalize biodiversity collection <br><br> || Exam II study; write report Discussion and finish report  <br><br>
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| '''TH''' 27 June <br><br> || Quiz III (saltwater fishes) <br> Course Evaluations <br><br> || Mansfield Hollow scale sample collection <br><br> || Exam II study; Finish final report  <br><br>
 
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| '''F''' 28 June <br><br> ||Exam II <br> Final report due at 5pm by e-mail <br><br>||<br><br>  ||<br><br>   
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| '''F''' 28 June <br><br> || Exam II <br> Final report due at 5pm by e-mail <br><br>||<br><br>  ||<br><br>   
 
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[http://www.fishbase.org/ Fish Base] <br>
 
[http://www.fishbase.org/ Fish Base] <br>
 
[http://www.ctdeepstore.com/ CT DEEP Bookstore] <br>
 
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EEB 3898 Field Methods in Fish Biology

Summer Session I, 2014
Course Duration: June 2nd - July 3rd, 2014
Meeting Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00pm in TLS 371

Welcome to Field Methods in Fish Biology! This course is a hands-on, field based introduction to the biology of fishes and field sampling methods, with emphasis on local species.

Contents

Instructor

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Jonathan Velotta
Email: jonathan.velotta@uconn.edu
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 212
Phone: (860) 486-4694
Mobile: (203) 394-7815
Office hours: by appointment

Syllabus and Course Information

Pdficon small.gif Syllabus


Working Schedule

Date Lecture Exercise Assignment
M 10 June

Introduction to fish biology and field methods

External Anatomy and finding and measuring characters
Pdficon small.gifExternal anatomy and morphometrics and meristics

Finish Lab exercise in notebook; Readings: Pdficon small.gif Field Notebook Guidelines ; Pdficon small.gif How to read a science article

T 11 June

Freshwater fishes I; Lake habitats; active gear

Beach seine Bicentennial Pond

Readings: Pdficon small.gifPoos et al 2007 JFB

W 12 June

Field trip!

Beach seine Coventry Lake

Readings: Pdficon small.gif Fink et al., 1979 (Section I)

TH 13 June

Freshwater fishes II; electroshocking gear; River habitats; Species identification and curation of fish collections

Identify, fix and preserve fish
Pdficon small.gif Fish Fixation/Preservation Protocol

Quiz I study
Field exercise report I due Monday
Pdficon small.gif Field Exercise Report Guidelines

F 14 June

Quiz I

Purse seine Crystal Lake

Finish field exercise report I

M 17 June

Freshwater fishes III; passive gear

Preserve and accession fish into collection
Pdficon small.gif Field Methods in Fish Biology Biodiversity Collection Sheet1

Pdficon small.gif Flammang and Schultz 2004 hoop nets

T 18 June

Meet at 12:30pm

Boat electrofishing Coventry Lake with DEEP and retrieval of hoop nets

Exam I study; field notebooks due Wed.

W 19 June

Exam I - field notebooks due!
Saltwater fishes of CT; fish assemblages





TH 20 June

Data collection guidelines

Backpack electrofish Fenton River with Dr. Jason Vokoun

Field Exercise report II due Friday
Pdficon small.gif Field Report II guidelines

F 21 June

Field trip!

Seine Morris Cove with NOAA

Quiz II Monday
Reading: Pdficon small.gif Neff et al. 2007, bluegill nesting behavior

M 24 June

Quiz II
Visual observations

Visual observation field trip: snorkel Bicentennial pond

Field exercise report III due Tuesday
Pdficon small.gif Field Exercise Report III guidelines

T 25 June

Seine Fenton River (final report data collection trip) with Dr. Vokoun

Reading: Pdficon small.gif scientific-writing guidelines
Pdficon small.gif Final report guidelines

W 26 June

Final report data analysis guidelines; Age analysis in fishes

Examine saltwater fishes and finalize biodiversity collection

Begin data analysis
Quiz III (saltwater fishes) study
TH 27 June

Quiz III (saltwater fishes)
Course Evaluations

Mansfield Hollow scale sample collection

Exam II study; Finish final report

F 28 June

Exam II
Final report due at 5pm by e-mail





[*changes to our field trip itinerary may be made pending weather, etc.]

Web Resources

Fish Base
CT DEEP Bookstore

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