FISH - Fishery Resources

Lisette P. Waits, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Sciences (104 CNR Bldg. 83844-1136; phone 208/885-6434).

Prerequisite:  Courses in this subject field that are numbered above 299 are not open to undergraduate students on academic probation.

FISH 102 The Fish and Wildlife Professions

Fish 102 The Fish and Wildlife Professions (1 cr)

Same as WLF 102. Orientation of students to the profession of fishery resources and wildlife resources: introduction to fish and wildlife faculty, review of fish and wildlife curriculum, awareness of career opportunities, employment procedures, associated job duties/responsibilities, job preparation, educational preparation, and management challenges in the Pacific Northwest. (Fall only)

FISH 200 Seminar

Fish 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

FISH 202 Fish 202 Fish & Wildlife Applications II

Fish 202 Fish & Wildlife Applications II (1 cr)

This two semester sequence (WLF201, Fish 202) of courses will introduce students to research questions and methods in fish and wildlife sciences, the culture and organization of potential state, federal and tribal employers and management challenges for fish and wildlife. The course will include an experiential learning field trip.

Prereq: NR 101 or Permission

FISH 203 Workshop

Fish 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

FISH 204 Special Topics

Fish 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

FISH 299 Directed Study

Fish 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

FISH 314 Fish Ecology

Fish 314 Fish Ecology (3 cr)

Examination of physical, chemical, and biological factors that affect fish populations and communities, with emphasis on environmental stressors. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Fall only)

Prereq: For 221, REM 221, or Biol 314

FISH 315 Fish Ecology Lab

Fish 315 Fish Ecology Lab (1 cr)

Laboratory and field experience in fish ecology with emphasis on field techniques, laboratory experimentation, and habitat assessment. One weekend field trip and several day trips required. (Fall only)

Prereq: For 221, REM 221, or Biol 314

Coreq: Fish 314

FISH 398 Renewable Natural Resources Internship

Fish 398 (s) Renewable Natural Resources Internship (cr arr)

Supervised field experience with an appropriate public or private agency. Reqd for cooperative education students. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission of department

FISH 400 Seminar

Fish 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

FISH 403 Workshop

Fish 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

FISH 404 Special Topics

Fish 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

FISH 415 Limnology

Fish 415 Fish Limnology (4 cr)

Physical, chemical, and biological features of lakes and streams. Four 1-day field trips. (Fall only)

Prereq: Stat 251 and For 221, REM 221, or Biol 314

FISH 418 Fisheries Management

Fish 418 Fisheries Management (4 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Techniques employed in sampling and application of principles toward managing recreational and commercial aquatic resources. Three lec and one 3-hr lab a wk; two weekend field trips. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Fall only)

Prereq: Fish 314 and Fish 481 and Stat 251

FISH 422 Concepts in Aquaculture

Fish 422 Concepts in Aquaculture (4 cr)

Concepts and methods of extensive and intensive aquaculture in warm water and cold water systems. Two field trips reqd (a 1-day and a 3-day field trip). Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring only)

Prereq or

Coreq: Fish 481

FISH 424 Fish Health Management

Fish 424 Fish Health Management (4 cr)

Epidemiology, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of infections and non-infectious diseases of free-living and confined finfish and shellfish. Two field trips reqd (a 1-day and a 3-day field trip). Recommended Preparation: Fish 422. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring only)

Prereq: Biol 250

FISH 430 Riparian Ecology and Management

Fish 430 Riparian Ecology and Management (3 cr)

Structure, function, and management of riparian ecosystems; interrelationships of terrestrial and aquatic components of riparian areas. 3 field trips. Special fee required. (Spring only)

Prereq: For 221, REM 221, or Biol 314

FISH 473 ECB Senior Presentation

Fish 473 ECB Senior Presentation (1 cr)
Gen Ed: Senior Experience
Same as For/NRS/REM/RMat/WLF 473. Reporting and presenting the senior project (thesis or internship); taken after or concurrently with 485 or 497. Serves as the senior capstone course for Ecology and Conservation Biology (ECB).
Prereq: Instructor Permission

FISH 481 Ichthyology

Fish 481 Ichthyology (4 cr)

Anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, genetics and zoogeography of fishes. Three lectures and one 3-hr lab per week. (Spring only).

Prereq: Biol 114 and Biol 115, and Biol 213 or instructor permission

FISH 483 Senior Project Presentation

Fish 483 Senior Project Presentation (1 cr)

See For 483.

FISH 485 Ecology and Conservation Biology Senior Project

Fish 485 Ecology and Conservation Biology Senior Project (1-3 cr, max 3)

See WLF 485.

FISH 495 Fisheries Seminar

Fish 495 (s) Seminar (1 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Discuss integrating biological, social, political, economic, and philosophic aspects of problems in managing fishery resources. (Spring only)

Prereq: Senior standing

FISH 496 Intro to Aquatic Restoration

Fish 496 Introduction to Aquatic Restoration (1 cr)

Fundamental theoretical and practical concepts in aquatic restoration spanning from in-water to the top of the watershed. Major topics include water quality, sources of pollution, restoration techniques (in-water and terrestrial) to restore aquatic ecosystems, and the role of using an adaptive systems approach. Lecture material are delivered online, while a 1-2 day face-to-face hands-on practicum will be based out of UI's Lakes Social Ecological Systems (LaSES) lab at the Harbor Center in Coeur D'Alene or UI's McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) in McCall.

Prereq: For 221/REM 221/WLF 220

FISH 497 Senior Thesis

Fish 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 6)

Preparation of thesis, exhibition, video, computer program, multimedia program, or other creative presentation based on research conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Prereq: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 in all college courses, completion of at least 90 credits, and permission of a faculty mentor

FISH 498 Internship

Fish 498 (s) Internship (cr arr)

The internship serves to provide hands on experience for students interested in fisheries and aquaculture.

Prereq: Instructor permission

FISH 499 Directed Study

Fish 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

For the individual student; conferences, library, field, or lab work.

Prereq: Senior standing, GPA 2.5, and Permission

FISH 500 Master's Research and Thesis

Fish 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

FISH 501 Seminar

Fish 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

Major philosophy, management, and research problems of wildlands; presentation of individual studies on assigned topics. Graded P (pass)/F (fail).

Prereq: Permission

FISH 502 Directed Study

Fish 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

FISH 503 Workshop

Fish 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

Selected topics in the conservation and management of natural resources.

Prereq: Permission

FISH 504 Special Topics

Fish 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

FISH 510 Advanced Fishery Management

Fish 510 Advanced Fishery Management (3 cr)

Contemporary management of marine and freshwater fish and shellfish populations of the world. Approaches, factors, and models used to manage commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries; and the policy interface of biological systems with governmental and social institutions. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring, Alt/yrs)

FISH 511 Fish Physiology

Fish 511 Fish Physiology (2 cr)

Principles and methods used to study vital organs, organ systems, growth, and reproduction of fishes; emphasis on osmoregulation, metabolism, endocrinology, and respiration. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Fall, Alt/yrs)

Prereq: Permission

FISH 515 Large River Fisheries

Fish 515 Large River Fisheries (2 cr)

Management issues and problems in large river fisheries in North America and globally; importance of flood plains; ecological bases for management actions in large rivers; river fisheries in the context of multiple use of large rivers. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Fall, Alt/yrs)

FISH 516 Animal Movement, Dispersal and Migration

Fish 516 Animal Movement, Dispersal and Migration (3 cr)

Key theories and approaches for studying animal movement and dispersal in aquatic, marine and terrestrial environments, with critical analysis of empirical examples. Students are expected to develop an independent research project.

FISH 521 Community Ecology

Fish 521 Community Ecology (3 cr)

Introduction to literature and contemporary research into processes structuring ecological communities. Topics will encompass community ecology in a range of ecological systems and across trophic levels, including community impacts on ecosystem processes. (Fall/Alt/yrs)

Prereq: For 221 or REM 221

FISH 525 Aquaculture in Relation to Wild Fish Populations

Fish 525 Aquaculture in Relation to Wild Fish Populations (2 cr)

Historical and current relationships between wildness and domestication as it relates to fisheries management and aquaculture in mitigation and industry. Interactions between wild and hatchery-reared fishes, including salmon. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Fall, alt/yrs)

FISH 530 Stream Ecology

Fish 530 Stream Ecology (3 cr)

Structure and function of running water ecosystems; principles of population, community, and ecosystem ecology in streams and rivers. Three 1-day field trips reqd. (Fall, Alt/years)

FISH 540 Wetland Restoration

Fish 540 Wetland Restoration (3 cr)

This web-based course contains modules covering wetland science, restoration ecology, freshwater restoration, coastal restoration, and monitoring/maintenance. The emphasis is on the science of wetland ecosystems and the applied ecology/practice of restoration, with additional consideration of cultural and socio-political contexts. Extensive readings, an assignment, and a study guide are required for each module. Students apply their learning in and contribute relevant professional experience to weekly online discussions. Students are also responsible for obtaining documentation of at least one wetland restoration site in their region and conducting a site visit in order to evaluate the success of the restoration project. A final exam (re-design of a failed restoration project) is administered online, with partial credit earned through discussion with an interdisciplinary team of classmates and the remaining credit earned through individual analysis and synthesis. (Fall only)

Prereq: Biol 114 and Biol 115; and For 221 or Biol 314 or Permission

FISH 598 Internship

Fish 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

FISH 599 Research

Fish 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission

FISH 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

Fish 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)