Meet Your Instructor
Assistant Professor, OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
Estimated Tuition Costs
|Ohio Resident||$ 894.00|
|Non-Ohio Resident||$ 2770.50|
|Ohio Resident||$ 2236.50|
|Non-Ohio Resident||$ 6456.00|
|FOUR WEEK UPPER LEVEL|
Freshwater fish comprise more than 30% of all vertebrate species, yet available
freshwaters make up less than 1% of Earth’s habitats. In this course we will explore this incredible diversity through the study of fish taxonomy and behavior, with an emphasis on understanding the evolutionary relationships between taxa and the ways that fish have adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions, including environmental variation caused by human activity.
1. Explore the diversity of fishes, with emphasis on the freshwater fishes of Ohio.
2. Explore fish behavior, especially as it pertains to the ways that fish respond to and interact with their social and ecological environment.
3. Promote critical thinking about how human-induced environmental change influences fish populations