Bi9160 Ichthyology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
Ing. Pavel Jurajda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Ing. Pavel Jurajda, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites
( Bi2090 Verteb. phylog. & divers. )&&( Bi5080 Basics of ecology )&&( Bi6340 Macro- and community ecology || NOW ( Bi6340 Macro- and community ecology ))
none
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 1/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject gives an introduction to ecology of teleost fishes, with emphasis to understand (a) diversity in fish life strategies, (b) functional adaptations to their environment, (c) feeding and (d) reproductive strategies and (e) the importance of biotic interactions in aquatic environment that affect fish biology.
Learning outcomes
The subject gives an introduction to ecology of teleost fishes, with emphasis to understand (a) diversity in fish life strategies, (b) functional adaptations to their environment, (c) feeding and (d) reproductive strategies and (e) the importance of biotic interactions in aquatic environment that affect fish biology.
Syllabus
  • 1) Introduction - diversity of teleost fishes, adaptations to habitat, 2) Sampling methods - passive sampling methods, active sampling methods, marking, echosounding, telemetry, fisheries statistics, 3) Feeding - trophic categories in fish, morphological adaptations, diet composition, 4) Growth and age - definition of growth, measurement of growth, factors affecting growth, methods of age estimation, 5) Spatio-temporal distribution - study methods, diel activity, spatial distribution, migration, 6) Reproduction - reproductive strategy, reproductive guilds, reproductive behaviour, fecundity, alternative reproductive strategies, parental care, 7) Behaviour - social structure, shoaling behaviour, territoriality, 8) Biotic interactions - predation, cannibalismus, competition, mutualism, 9) Fish parasites - importance of virus, bacteria and protozoa, importance of metazoan parasites, impact to individuals, impact to population, fishes as parasites, 10) Population dynamics - definition of population, estimation of fish abundance, population, dynamics, mortality, regulation mechanisms, production, 11) Fish assemblages - speciess richness, factors affecting species diversity, dynamics of fish assemblages, examples of fish assemblages.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • Wootton, R.J. (1998) Ecology of Teleost Fishes. 2nd edition Chapman Hall, London.ISBN-0-412-84590-3
  • Murphy, B.R., Willis, D.W. (1996) Fisheries Techniques. AFS Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Pivnička, K, (1982) Ekologie ryb. Skripta Uk Praha, SPN Praha.
  • Holčík, J., Hensel, K. (1972) Ichtyologická príručka. Obzor, Bratislava.
  • OLIVA, Ota. Mihulovci - petromyzontes a ryby - osteichthyes. Edited by Vlastimil Baruš. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1995. 623 s. ISBN 8020005013. info
  • Holčík, J. (1998) Ichtyológia. Príroda Bratislava, ISBN 80-07-01035-1
Teaching methods
lectures
Assessment methods
Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: vypisuje se jen v liché roky (2007, ...).
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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