Bio 162: Ichthyology (The Study of Fishes)
Lecture: Monday, Wednesday 1pm- 2pm. (2 hours total)
Lab: Monday 2pm to 5pm (3 hours total)
We will examine the incredible world of fishes, focusing on their biodiversity, evolution and ecology. The lab will focus on methods of identification and how to work with fishes as experimental organisms.
Field trips may be required.
Prerequisite: BIO 1.
Scheduling: This course is only offered every second year, next offered Fall 2014.
Syllabus: WordPerfect document PDF Word html (updated for 2014)
Text: Helfman, G.S., Collette, B.B., Facey, D.E, Bowen B.W. (2009) .The Diversity of Fishes. Biology, Evolution and Ecology. Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, New Jersey. ISBN: 978-1-4051-2494-2. . Required
Books that we use:
Moyle, P.B. (2002) Inland Fishes of California. Revised and expanded Edition. University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 0-520-22754-9
You do not need to purchase Moyle's book -- we have a class set -- however, feel free to purchase your own copy if you want one.
Term paper handout
Video Tutorial (these are large files and take a while to load)
Sample Output Basic Spreadsheet Using Excel video tutorial Excel spreadsheet Basic Graphing Using Excel Excel spreadsheet
Miller and Lea. 1972. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California. California Fish Bulletin Number 157.
now available online!
Open access register of all new animal names and original descriptions http://www.iczn.org/
International Zoological Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 4th edition
The Catalog of Fishes
California Academy of Sciences
Nelson's 2006 Classification of Fishes. Here in paper form.
Links of Interest:
Cichlid Research Home Page (my main website)
Moss Landing Marine Lab
Tree of Life project
Ichthyology Web Resources by Keith Jackson (University of Alberta)
Fish Name Server
Other Local Fish Researchers and their labs:
Dr. Peter Moyle (UC Davis)
Dr. Michael Marchetti (CSU, Chico)