This unit 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 unit 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.
|Unit name||Fisheries Biology and Population Dynamics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Coordinator||Doctor James Haddy|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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.
- 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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weekly two hour lectures/recordings, 3hr computer tutorials
|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Test or quiz (20%)|Final online theory quiz (40%)|Scientific report Age, growth and structure of a marine fish populationn fish (15%)|Scientific report periwinkle abundance (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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