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WFC+120syllabus09+V2 - 1 1SYLLABUS WFC 120 FALL 2009...

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1 SYLLABUS WFC 120, FALL 2009 Instructors: Peter B. Moyle. Rm 1369 Academic Surge; [email protected] Office hours: T 1:30-4:30, others by appointment via e-mail. Will also usually be available right after class and will usually be in the teaching laboratory or in my office when labs are in session (M 1-4, T 9- 12). T.A: Rebecca Quiñones, 1366 Academic Surge, phone: 752-0205 [email protected] Office hrs: W 0930-1100 or by appointment Text: Moyle and Cech, 5th edition, 2004. Fishes: an introduction to ichthyology . Grading: Essays: 1 = 10, 2= 10, 3 = 20 Midterm: 20 Final: 40 In-class exercises 10 In-class exercises : For some lectures I will have in-class exercises just to keep you awake. They may or may not announced in advance. Field trips : These trips are optional for lecture-only students but highly recommended. Lab students are expected to go on at least one field trip. Putah Creek trip (October 31) will take 4-5 hrs, rain or shine, and is on campus, so you can get there by bicycle. Bodega Marine Laboratory trip (October 18?) is at the Bodega Marine Lab. You will be responsible for getting to Bodega by car; some effort will be made to arrange car pools in lecture and lab. This is a long day trip, leaving around 8 AM and getting back to Davis around 9 PM. The Bodega area can be chilly, so bring warm clothes. On the Putah and Bodega trips, come prepared to get wet and muddy. If you have waders, hip- boots, or just rubber boots, bring them, especially for the Bodega trip. Yuba River or American River trip (TBA). This is a special trip for extra hardy students who want to become one with spawning salmon. It requires a wet suit. A write-up of this trip can be used in place of the third required essay for the class. This trip will take place only if there are sufficient students to justify taking it and/or sufficient salmon to make it worthwhile. Extra units: One or two students who are willing to attend both major field trips, summarize the data collected (numbers, lengths) can sign up for WFC 198 (1 unit, P/NP) as an independent study. The reports for each trip have to be turned in within one week of the trip. ALL CLASS HANDOUTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH SMARTSITE. 1
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WFC 120- BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF FISHES LECTURE SCHEDULE- FALL 2009 Subject to change Note: Most lectures are illustrated withPower Point and chalk diagrams. For some lectures I will post notes on the website but not the full presentations. I prefer that you take notes and then transcribe them: it improves learning. Sept. 24. Introduction (Chap. 1, 2, 11) 28. Ancestral fishes (Chap. 12, 13) 30. Evolution: sharks & their kin Oct. 2. Bony fish evolution 5. Bony fish evolution 7. Hagfish and lampreys (Chap 14.) 9. 12. Sharks, skates, and rays II. 14.
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