Fish Ecology (Spring Semesters)

This course focuses on the ecology and conservation of fishes in a variety of North American aquatic habitats, 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 freshwater resources and biota. Communication skills are emphasized, and a scientific paper is required (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 will be exposed to fundamentals of field research, receive hands-on training in field research methods, and gain practical experience in designing and completing an independent research project (ESPM C 107 / IB 158LF, 13 units).

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

Seminars cover a broad range of topics in vertebrate ecology and conservation, often with an eye towards improved mangement and conservation of natural resources. This course is a 1 unit per semester, pass/no pass class that meets once per week (ESPM 198 / 298, 1 unit).

Past teaching

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

Aquatic Ecology Seminar (Spring 2009, ESPM 290, 1 unit)

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