UC Davis Courses

Courses at UC Davis related to aquatic biology and aquaculture

Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • ARE 175 - Natural Resource Economics

    Description: Economic concepts and policy issues associated with natural resources, renewable resources (groundwater, forests, fisheries, and wildlife populations), and non-renewable resources (minerals and energy resources, soil). (3 Units)

    Instructor: Wilen

    Quarter: Winter

Animal Science

  • ANS 18 - Introductory Aquaculture

    Description: Historical and contemporary aquacultural practices. Interaction between the aqueous culture environment and the biology of aquatic animals. Impact of economics and governmental policies on the development of aquaculture. Interaction of aquacultural practices with larger societal goals. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Conklin

    Quarter: Fall

  • ANS 49 - Animal Management Practices

    Description: The application of the principles of elementary biology; the art and science of management of a specific animal species. Each quarter students will be able to choose from the following sections: beef, dairy cattle, dairy goats, horses, sheep, swine, laboratory animals. May be repeated up to four times with a different species. (2 Units)

    Instructor: VanLiew

    Quarter: Fall, Winter, Spring

  • ANS 92 - Internship in Animal Sciences

    Description: Internship off and on campus in dairy, livestock, and aquaculture production, research and management; or in a business, industry, or agency associated with these or other animal enterprises. All requirements of Internship Approval Request form must be met (1-12 Units).

    Instructor: The Staff (Department Chairperson in Charge)

    Quarter: Fall, Winter, Spring

  • ANS 118 - Fish Production

    Description: Current practices in fish production; relationship between the biological aspects of a species and the production systems, husbandry, management, and marketing practices utilized. Emphasis on species currently reared in California. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Doroshov

    Quarter: Winter

  • ANS 119 - Invertebrate Aquaculture

    Description: Management, breeding and feeding of economically important aquatic invertebrates; application of basic principles of physiology, reproduction, and nutrition to production of mollusks and crustaceans for human food; emphasis on interaction of species biology and managerial techniques on production efficiencies. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Conklin

    Quarter: Spring

  • ANS 131 - Reproduction and Early Development in Aquatic Animals

    Description: Physiological and developmental functions related to reproduction, breeding efficiency and fertility of animals commonly used in aquaculture. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Doroshov

    Quarter: Spring

  • ANS 136A - Aquatic Animal Laboratory

    Description: Care and maintenance of fish culture in research, production, and personal use. Students will conduct an eight-week growth trial with proper experimental design, care and maintenance of fish and data collection, interpretation and reporting. (2 Units)

    Instructor: Hung

    Quarter: Spring

Applied Biological Systems Technology

  • ABT 161 - Water Quality Management for Aquaculture

    Description: Basic principles of water chemistry and water treatment processes as they relate to aquacultural systems. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Piedrahita

    Quarter: Winter (alternate years)

  • ABT 163 - Aquaculture Systems Engineering

    Description: Design of aquacultural systems: design methodology, principles of fluid mechanics, site selection and facility planning, management operations, computer modeling. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Piedrahita

    Quarter: Spring (alternate years)

Engineering: Biological and Agricultural

  • EBS 220 - Pilot Plant Operations in Aquacultural Engineering

    Description: Topics in water treatment as they apply to aquaculture operations. Laboratory study of unit operations in aquaculture. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Piedrahita

    Quarter: Fall or Spring (alternate years)

Biological Sciences: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

  • NPB 126 - Comparative Physiology: Sensory Systems

    Description: Comparative approach to considerations of mechano-sensitive systems (audition, lateral lines, touch, echo location, equilibrium), chemosensitive systems (olfaction, taste, pheromones), photosensitive systems (vision, infrared detection, UV detection), electroreception, and pain. Emphasis on receptors. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Sillman

    Quarter: Winter

  • NPB 128 - Comparative Physiology: Endocrinology

    Description: Comparison of physiological functions in the animal kingdom: animal hormones and their functions. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 120D or Physiology 120D. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Furlo

    Quarter: Winter

  • NPB 141 - Physiological Adaptation of Marine Organisms

    Description: Physiological adaptation to the environment among organisms in marine and estuarine habitats. Course offered at Bodega Marine Laboratory. (4 Units)

    Instructors: Clegg, Chang

    Quarter: Spring

  • NPB 141P - Physiological Adaptation of Marine Organisms/Advanced Lab Topics

    Description: Students pick a research topic for intense study. Research will be related to a topic covered in course 141 and will be conducted at the Bodega Marine Laboratory with close supervision of resident faculty. (6 Units)

    Instructors: Clegg, Chang

    Quarter: Spring

Ecology

  • ECL 203 - Physiological Ecology

    Description: A comparative examination of several animal groups addressing fundamental physiological mechanisms that shape the ecology of each animal group. (3 Units)

    Instructors: Wainwright, Cech

    Quarter: Spring

Entomology

  • ENT 116 - Biology of Aquatic Insects

    Description: A study of the life history, ecology, and identification of insects associated with streams, ponds, and lakes. (3-5 Units)

    Instructor: Lawler

    Quarter: Spring

Environmental Science and Policy

  • ESP 116 - The Oceans

    Description: Introductory survey of the marine environment; oceanic physical phenomena, chemical constituents, geological history, the sea's biota, and utilization of marine resources. (3 Units)

    Instructors: Spero, Cowen

    Quarter: Fall and Winter

  • ESP 116G - The Oceans: Discussion

    Description: Scientific method applied to the discovery of the processes, biota, and history of the oceans. Group discussion and preparation of papers on related topics. (2 Units)

    Instructors: Spero, Cowen

    Quarter: Fall and Winter

  • ESP 121 - Population Ecology

    Description: Development of exponential and logistic growth models for plant and animal populations, analysis of age structure and genetic structure, analysis of competition and predator-prey systems. Emphasis is on developing models and using them to make predictions and solve problems. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Hastings

    Quarter: Winter (alternate years)

  • ESP 124 - Marine & Coastal Field Ecology

    Description: Full time study at Bodega Marine Laboratory. Intensive lecture-laboratory-field study of current ecological theory and problems with emphasis on marine populations and communities; techniques and evaluation of quantitative field research. (10 Units)

    Instructor: Chow

    Quarter: Summer

  • ESP 150A - Physical and Chemical Oceanography

    Description: Physical and chemical properties of seawater, fluid dynamics, air-sea interaction, currents, waves, tides, mixing, major oceanic geo-chemical cycles. (4 Units)

    Instructors: McClain, Spero

    Quarter: Fall

  • ESP 150B - Geological Oceanography

    Description: Introduction to the origin and geologic evolution of ocean basins. Composition and structure of oceanic crust; marine volcanism; and deposition of marine sediments. Interpretation of geologic history of the ocean floor in terms of sea-floor spreading theory. (3 Units)

    Instructor: McClain

    Quarter: Winter

  • ESP 150C - Biological Oceanography

    Description: Survey of the ecology of major marine habitats including intertidal, shelf benthic, deep-sea and plankton communities. Existing knowledge and contemporary issues in research. Portion of course is devoted to man's use of and impact on the ocean. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Staff

    Quarter: Winter (alternate years)

  • ESP 151 - Limnology

    Description: The biology and productivity of inland waters with emphasis on the physical and chemical environment. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Goldman

    Quarter: Spring

  • ESP 151L - Limnology Laboratory

    Description: Limnological studies of lakes, streams, and reservoirs with interpretation of aquatic ecology. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Goldman

    Quarter: Spring

Evolution and Ecology

  • EVE 112 - Invertebrate Zoology

    Description: Survey of the invertebrate phyla emphasizing aquatic forms and focusing on morphology, development, natural history, and phylogenetic relationships. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Grosberg

    Quarter: Winter

Food Science and Technology

  • FST 120 - Principles of Meat Science

    Description: Anatomical, physilogical, developmental and biochemical aspects of muscle underlying the conversion of muscle to meat. Includes meat processing, preservation, microbiology and public health issues associated with meat products. (Same course as Animal Science 120.) (3 Units)

    Instructors: Bandman, Lee

    Quarter: Spring

  • FST 202 - Chemical & Physical Changes in Food

    Description: Fundamental principles of chemistry and physics are applied to a study of changes in water binding properties and activity, changes in proteins, nutrients, toxic constituents, and other compounds during storage, heating, freezing, dehydrating, and concentrating of food materials. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Reid, Dungan

    Quarter: Winter

Medicine and Epidemiology

  • VME 416 - Fish Medicine

    Description: Etiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of fish and of some aquatic arthropods and marine shellfish. Preventive management of diseases in aquaculture. (2 Units)

    Instructor: Hedrick

    Quarter: Fall

Nutrition

  • NUT 115 - Animal Feeds and Nutrition

    Description: Analysis and evaluation of feeds, influences of production, processing and storage methods on nutritive value of feeds. Animal nutrition. Diet formulation. (4 Units)

    Instructor: DePeters

    Quarter: Winter

  • NUT 124 - Nutrition & Feeding of Finfishes

    Description: Principles of nutrition to feeding of fishes under commercial situations; implication of fish nutrition to the environment and conservation of endangered species. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Hung

    Quarter: Spring

Plant Biology

  • PLB 118 - Introductory Phycology and Bryology

    Description: Comparative morphology, physiology, development and reproduction of cyanobacteria, the major algal groups, and the bryophtes. Focus on structure-function and evolutionary relationships. Ecological factors and commercial uses considered. Laboratory includes study of living organisms and identification exercises. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Canington

    Quarter: Winter

  • PLB 178 - Biology and Management of Freshwater Macrophytes

    Description: Brief survey of common fresh water macrophytes, their reproductive modes, physiology, growth (photosynthesis, nutrient utilization), development (hormonal interactions), ecology and management. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Anderson

    Quarter: Fall (alternate years)

Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology

  • WFC 10 - Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

    Description: Introduction to the ecology and conservation of vertebrates. Complexity and severity of world problems in conserving biological diversity. (4 Units)

    Instructors: Moyle, Kelt

    Quarter: Fall

  • WFC 102 - Field Studies in Fish Biology

    Description: Emphasis on theory of quantitative fish capture methods and design of individual research projects on ecology, behavior, physiology or population biology of fishes. (1 Unit)

    Instructor: Moyle, Cech

    Quarter: Spring (alternate years)

  • WFC 102L - Fish Studies in Fish Biology Lab

    Description: Field investigations of fish biology are emphasized including quantitative capture methods and individual research projects on ecology, behavior, physiology or population biology of fishes at the field site in relation to their habitats. (6 Units)

    Instructor: Moyle, Cech

    Quarter: Spring (alternate years)

  • WFC 120 - Biology & Conservation of Fishes

    Description: Introduction to evolution, ecology, and conservation of marine and freshwater fishes. (3 Units)

    Instructor: Moyle

    Quarter: Fall

  • WFC 120L - Biology & Conservation of Fishes Lab

    Description: Morphology, taxonomy, conservation, and identification of marine and freshwater fishes with emphasis on California species. (1 Unit)

    Instructor: Moyle

    Quarter: Fall

  • WFC 121 - Physiology of Fishes

    Description: Comparative physiology, growth, reproduction, behavior, and energy relations of fishes. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Cech

    Quarter: Winter

  • WFC 122 - Population Dynamics & Estimation

    Description: Description of bird, mammal and fish population dynamics, modeling philosophy, techniques for estimation of animal abundance (e.g., mark-recapture, change-in-ratio, etc.), mathematical models of populations (e.g., Leslie matrix, logistic, dynamic pool, stock-recruitment); case histories. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Botsford

    Quarter: Spring

  • WFC 123 - Freshwater Invertebrate Ecology

    Description: Ecology and classification of freshwater invertebrates with emphasis on life history, habitat, diversity, and behavior. Invertebrate monitoring to assess environmental impacts and classification based on morphology as a tool for understanding ecology and biology of aquatic organisms. (4 Units)

    Instructor: To be Announced

    Quarter: Spring

  • WFC 157 - Coastal Ecosystems

    Description: Overview of coastal ecosystems, physical and biological elements and processes, and coastal zone dynamics, including sandy, muddy and rocky shorelines, the nearshore zone, kelp forests, mangrove forests, salt marshes, estuaries, dunes, and coastal watersheds. Discussion of the role of historical factors and conservation, restoration, and management approaches. Overview of plankton, marine algae, marine and coastal angiosperms, invertebrates, and vertebrates (fish, birds and mammals) in the labs. Field trips to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, the Bodega Marine Reserve and Laboratory, and the San Francisco Bay-Delta. (4 Units)

    Instructor: Elliot-Fisk

    Quarter: Winter (alternate years)

  • WFC 190 - Proseminar in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

    Description: Reports and discussions of recent advances related to wildlife and fisheries biology. (1 Unit)

    Instructor: Staff

    Quarter: Fall, Winter, Spring