Objectives and Content
The course presents an introduction to physiological adaptations in fish in relation to their environment. The student should therefore have a basic understanding of physics and chemistry related to these mechanisms and in the environment. An important part of the course relates to functional physiological regulatory mechanisms. The course is adapted to a focus of fish physiology.
The course focuses on physiological processes in fish including, respiration, circulation, acid-base balance, osmoregulation and ionic regulation, smoltification, endocrinology, swimming and buoyancy, sensory physiology, egg and larval physiology, digestion, energetics and growth, reproduction, immunology and adaptations to temperature.
Semester of Instruction
The students should have the following knowledge:
- present and discuss key physiological processes in fish
- Use examples to illustrate physiological processes and adaptations
- Discuss how different physiological processes are regulated
- Explain how different physiological processes in fish are adapted to their environment
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Compulsory parts of Bachelor's in Biology
Forms of Assessment
Written exam, 4 hours.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.