Classes in my normal teaching rotation
Fisheries Biology + Lab (adopted Fall 2022)
Identification, ecology, food habits, management, and behavior of fishes. Successful students will gain an understanding of modern tools and methods of fisheries management via collection, analysis, and interpretation of real fisheries data, with specific emphasis on freshwater systems. I adopted and restyled this class in Fall 2022.
Ichthyology + Lab
Ichthyology is the study of fishes, which constitute approximately half of all vertebrates. This course introduces students to aspects of fish morphology, physiology, evolution, and ecology. The Lab section focuses on morphology, identification, and distribution of fishes, with emphasis on Arkansas species.
Limnology + Lab
Limnology is the study of inland waters, involving chemical, physical, geological, biological, and ecological processes that influence the structure and function of aquatic communities. With the increased demand on freshwater resources worldwide, limnological studies are of critical importance to maintain healthy aquatic systems.
With nearly 300 species of freshwater mussels, North America is home to the most diverse freshwater mussel fauna in the world. This lecture/lab course introduces students to aspects of mussel distribution, morphology, physiology, evolution, reproduction, and ecology. The Lab section focuses on morphology, identification, and distribution of mussels, with emphasis on Arkansas species. I designed and offered this class for the first time in 2020, and will offer it on a regular basis.
Classes taught previously or irregularly
Classes that I guest lectured