Fish behaviour

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

ECTS
8

PRODUCTION
MANAGEMENT

Food production
University of Bergen

Synopsis

The subjects are the genetic basis of fish behaviour, motivation and ontogeny, different reactions to stimulation, and the most important sense organs. Special emphasis will be put on the behavioural ecology of foraging, reproduction and schooling, in particular differences in behaviour between populations and individuals.

Content

In addition to lectures, selected articles and monographs will be discussed in seminars

Pre-requisites

Bachelor's in Biology

Aims

The course aims to provide students with increased knowledge about the organisation and function of fish behaviour and how it can be quantified and analysed.

Objectives

On completion, the students will -
understand the organisation and function of fish behaviour
know how to quantify and analyse fish behaviour

Key skills acquired

Experimental techniques
Data Analysis
Writing

Bibliography

Fish Cognition and Behavior, Edited by Culum Brown, Kevin Laland and Jens Krause. 2006 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN:978-1-4051-3429-3

Assessment

Written assignments, Oral examination

Involved teachers

Per Jakobsen Per.Jakobsen@uib.no

Contact hours

lectures
8

practicals

seminars
4

computerclass

fieldwork

other