Fisheries Biology and Population Dynamics
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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Define life history components and natural processes that influence populations of aquatic taxa.
- Record, describe and explain morphological, anatomical and habitat characteristics of aquatic taxa in relation to the behaviour and exploitation of the organism.
- Collect and record biological data to quantify key population dynamic parameters of an aquatic species.
- Use Microsoft Word and Excel to manage and analyse biological data to present qualitative and quantitative descriptions of exploited species.
- Develop and recommend management strategies that enable the sustainable harvest of fished stocks based on life history biology.
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This subject provides students with a detailed understanding of fisheries biology and population dynamics. Biological concepts include how morphology, behaviour, habitat preferences and life history strategies affect the exploitation of fisheries taxa. The subject also covers the logistical and quantitative methodologies associated with undertaking a biological investigation into the population dynamics of a species. These assessments include abundance estimation, reproductive biology, age determination, dietary analysis and biological modelling.
- Mid Semester Computer Test (10%)
- Final Computer Test (20%)
- Final Exam (40%)
- Report 1 (15%)
- Report 2 (15%)
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