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Top FW 301 FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR MARINE MAMMAL CONSERVATION (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
A laboratory and hands-on experience covering field techniques, computer software for data organization and analyses, and understanding the practical management conservation application for students who are taking or have taken FW/BI 302, Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals. Taught summer term at HMSC, Newport, OR. PREREQS: BI 302* or FW 302*

Top FW 302 BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
An examination of the biology of whales, pinnipeds, and other marine mammals, including general adaptations to a marine existence; systematics and biogeography; reproduction; diving physiology; communication and echolocation; feeding and migratory behavior; and marine mammal/human interactions; including conservation issues. CROSSLISTED as BI 302. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center OR online through Ecampus. PREREQS: One year of introductory biology is mandatory.

Top FW 331 ECOLOGY OF MARINE AND ESTUARINE BIRDS (4) 
Focusing on how marine and estuarine birds are adapted for life at sea. Topics include morphology, physiology, foraging ecology, and biogeography as well as introductory oceanography. Field trips. PREREQS: One year introductory biology.

Top FW 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FW 419 THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WHALES AND WHALING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Addresses the natural history of whales as a unique example of adaptation in an evolutionary lineage, and the history of whaling as a general example of the failings of international resource management. Taught at HMSC. PREREQS: Some background in vertebrate ecology and evolution or genetics is recommended.

Top FW 421 AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
An overview of the background, theory, evolution, ecology, politics and conservation of invasions by introduced species in aquatic environments. CROSSLISTED as BI 421. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center OR online through Ecampus. PREREQS: One year of university-level biology.

Top FW 422 INTRODUCTION TO OCEAN LAW (3) 
Examination of US law and primary international law focused on fisheries management with coverage of regulation of other ocean resources including energy, marine mammals, endangered species, pollution, and protected areas. Final project is intended to provide students with hands-on exposure to real-world fisheries and ocean management issues.

Top FW 426 COASTAL ECOLOGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Study of the ecology and management of coastal marine and freshwater ecosystems as well as natural resources, emphasizing experimental (participatory) learning in a field station setting. Lec/lab. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Top FW 431 DYNAMICS OF MARINE BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Strategies of marine fishery management. A synthesis of the principles of population dynamics for single- and multi-species systems from the viewpoint of a marine resource manager. Offered alternate years. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center OR online through Ecampus. PREREQS: BI 370 or BI 371

Top FW 434 ESTUARINE ECOLOGY (4) 
Integrated and synthetic training in the ecological processes of estuarine environments, with emphases on ecological interactions among organisms and the biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nitrogen. Topics include geomorphology, estuarine physics and chemistry, primary and secondary producers, ecosystem metabolism, element cycling, food webs, fisheries, restoration, management, and impacts of climate. Field trip required, transportation fee charged. CROSSLISTED as OC 434/OC 534. PREREQS: OC 201 or OC 332

Top FW 454 FISHERY BIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Principles and methods used in studying the biology of fishes; ecological requirements of freshwater and anadromous fishes; principles and practices in sport fishery management. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center OR online through Ecampus. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: (FW 315 and FW 320)

Top FW 465 MARINE FISHERIES (4) 
A global perspective on commercial fish and shellfish harvesting with emphasis on fishing technology and policy issues. Offered alternate years. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center. PREREQS: FW 315

Top FW 467 ANTARCTIC SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION (4) 
Explores the history, geology, climate, and ecosystems of Antarctica, with special emphasis on current conservation issues. PREREQS: Upper-division standing; BI 370 or equivalent recommended.

Top FW 474 EARLY LIFE HISTORY OF FISHES (4) 
Overview of diversity of development patterns in fishes; emphasis on morphology, life history, and evolution. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: FW 315 or equivalent.

Top FW 497 AQUACULTURE (3)  WIC Core Course
Principles and practices for the aquaculture of fish, shellfish, and algae. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center. (Writing Intensive Course.) PREREQS: 9 credits of upper-division biology.

Top FW 498 AQUACULTURE LABORATORY (3) 
Biology and culture requirements of fish, shellfish, and algae. Emphasis on laboratory culture techniques and practical experience in handling organisms. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center. PREREQS: 9 credits of upper-division biology.

Top FW 499 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE (0-16)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Various topics in fisheries science and wildlife science. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center and Corvallis campus. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FW 507 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Selected Topics. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center and Corvallis campus. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FW 519 THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WHALES AND WHALING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Addresses the natural history of whales as a unique example of adaptation in an evolutionary lineage, and the history of whaling as a general example of the failings of international resource management. Taught at HMSC. PREREQS: Some background in vertebrate ecology and evolution or genetics is recommended.

Top FW 520 ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF MARINE FISHES (3) 
A lecture and lab course that covers the ecology of marine fishes and important ecological principles that guide conservation and management. Life history, behavior, habitat, community dynamics and ecosystem processes are emphasized, along with alternative management strategies. PREREQS: FW 320 or equivalent population dynamics class and ichthyology.

Top FW 521 AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
An overview of the background, theory, evolution, ecology, politics and conservation of invasions by introduced species in aquatic environments. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center OR online through Ecampus. PREREQS: One year of university-level biology.

Top FW 522 INTRODUCTION TO OCEAN LAW (3) 
Examination of US law and primary international law focused on fisheries management with coverage of regulation of other ocean resources including energy, marine mammals, endangered species, pollution, and protected areas. Final project is intended to provide students with hands-on exposure to real-world fisheries and ocean management issues.

Top FW 526 COASTAL ECOLOGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Study of the ecology and management of coastal marine and freshwater ecosystems as well as natural resources, emphasizing experimental (participatory) learning in a field station setting. Lec/lab. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Top FW 531 DYNAMICS OF MARINE BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Strategies of marine fishery management. A synthesis of the principles of population dynamics for single- and multi-species systems from the viewpoint of a marine resource manager. Offered alternate years. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center OR online through Ecampus. PREREQS: BI 370 or BI 371

Top FW 534 ESTUARINE ECOLOGY (4) 
Integrated and synthetic training in the ecological processes of estuarine environments, with emphases on ecological interactions among organisms and the biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nitrogen. Topics include geomorphology, estuarine physics and chemistry, primary and secondary producers, ecosystem metabolism, element cycling, food webs, fisheries, restoration, management, and impacts of climate. Field trip required, transportation fee charged. CROSSLISTED as OC 434/OC 534.

Top FW 554 FISHERY BIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles and methods used in studying the biology of fishes; ecological requirements of freshwater and anadromous fishes; principles and practices in sport fishery management. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center OR online through Ecampus. PREREQS: FW 315 and FW 320

Top FW 565 MARINE FISHERIES (4) 
A global perspective on commercial fish and shellfish harvesting with emphasis on fishing technology and policy issues. Offered alternate years. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center. PREREQS: FW 315

Top FW 574 EARLY LIFE HISTORY OF FISHES (4) 
Overview of diversity of development patterns in fishes; emphasis on morphology, life history, and evolution. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as OC 574. PREREQS: FW 315 or equivalent.

Top FW 590 COASTAL POPULATION GENETICS AND CONSERVATION (6) 
Hands-on application of molecular population genetics in coastal fishery management and conservation, study design, DNA extraction, PCR, analysis techniques, paper review and write-up. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center. PREREQS: BI 311 or equivalent introductory genetics course.

Top FW 597 AQUACULTURE (3) 
Principles and practices for the aquaculture of fish, shellfish, and algae. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center. PREREQS: 9 credits of upper-division biology.

Top FW 598 AQUACULTURE LABORATORY (3) 
Biology and culture requirements of fish, shellfish, and algae. Emphasis on laboratory culture techniques and practical experience in handling organisms. Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center. PREREQS: 9 credits of upper-division biology.



 
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