Fish Ecology (Spring Semesters)

This course focuses on the ecology and conservation of fishes in a variety of aquatic habitats, with a focus on California, and the physical, biological, and human-related factors that influence their distribution and abundance. Students learn important themes of basic and applied ecology, including strategies for conserving California’s aquatic ecosystems as well as the wildlife and people they support (ESPM C115C / IB C176L, 3 units).

Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands (Fall Semesters, co-taught)

This undergraduate field course is set on the island of Mo’orea in French Polynesia. Students are exposed to fundamentals of field research, receive hands-on training in standard methods, and gain practical experience in designing and completing an independent research project (ESPM C 107 / IB 158LF, 13 units).

Seminar on Wildlife & Conservation Biology (Fall and Spring Semesters, shared responsibility with Brashares and Middleton)

Seminars cover a broad range of topics in applied vertebrate ecology. This is a 1 unit, pass/no pass seminar class that meets once per week (ESPM 198 / 298, 1 unit) and can be repeated.

Past teaching

Freshwater Ecology (Spring Semesters through 2017, co-taught with Mary Power, now taught by Albert Ruhi)

Advanced Topics in Fisheries Science (Fa-22, Fa-20, Sp-09, ESPM 290, 1-2 units)

DeCal on Strawberry Creek Restoration (Spring 2011, ESPM 98 /198, 1-2 units)