Dr. Chris Lowe
Office: HSCI-122
phone: 562-985-4918
Lab: HSCI-116
E-Mail: chris.lowe@csulb.edu

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OSI 419/519: Marine Ichthyology (4 semester units).
Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology of fishes. September 24 - October 20, 2001 (4 weeks).
Emphasis on local marine fishes. Instructors: Dr. Chris Lowe (CSULB) and Dr. Ray Wilson (CSULB); Guest Lecturer: Dr. Kathy Dickson (CSUF)

Biol. 153 (Honors section Introduction to Marine Biology) Fall
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in courses that fulfill the A.1 and B.2 GE requirements.
Scientific approach to the study of marine organisms and their relationships to the environment. Emphasis on human interaction with marine ecosystems. (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory and field 3 hrs.)
Field trips may be required outside of scheduled class time. Open to University Honors Program students only. A course fee may be required.

Biol. 211B. Biological Sciences II (5) F,S
Prerequisites: BIOL 211A, CHEM 111B with a grade of C or better. The second of a twosemester introductory sequence designed for biological science majors. An introduction to organismal biology, including the diversity, structure, and function of protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Also includes the principles of evolution, ecology, and animal behavior. (Lecture 3 hrs, laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Traditional grading only. (BIOL 211A+211B, CAN BIOL SEQ A)

Biol. 351. Animal Behavior (4) S
Prerequisite: BIOL 211A,B with grade of "C" or better.
Introduction to vertebrate and invertebrate ethology; innate and learned behavior, sensory adaptation and communication, activity rhythms, navigation and migration, predator/prey interactions, and social behaviors including aggression, courtship and mating. Emphasis on ecological and evolutionary aspects. (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.)

Biol. 420./520. Advanced Ichthyology (2) S
Prerequisite: BIOL 260, 419. (Undergraduates enroll in BIOL 420; graduates enroll in BIOL 520.)
Selected subjects on distribution, classification, physiology, adaptations, and life histories of fishes; emphasis on recent studies and new concepts. (Lecture 1 hr., laboratory and field 3 hrs.)

Biol 452/522. Behavioral Ecology
Prerequisites: BIOL 312 or 350 or 351. Undergraduates register in BIOL 452; graduates register in BIOL 552.) Detailed study of how behavior contributes to reproductive success and survival. Emphasis given to theoretical background, ecological setting, and evolutionary consequences of behavior, including both empirical and experimental studies. (Lecture/discussion 3 hrs.)

Biol. 480./580. Seminars (1) F,S
Prerequisites: BIOL 211A,B with grade of C or better, consent of instructor. (Undergraduates register in BIOL 480; graduates register in BIOL 580.) Weekly meetings at which professional biologists present the results of their research. Requires participation in the organization and the critical evaluation of these presentations. May not be repeated for credit towards any single degree. (Seminar 1 hr.)

Biol. 664. Seminar in Marine Biology (1)
Critical evaluation of the primary literature of this field, including oral and/or written presentation of critiques. Course may be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics. (Seminar 1 hr.)

Physiological and behavioral ecology of elasmobranchs and other gamefishes. The role of marine refuges in fisheries conservation.

Movement patterns of large sharks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; movement patterns and habitat utilization of gamefishes in a marine refuge; and the bioenergetics of nearshore gamefish. Learn More


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