Sam Houston State University
Department of Biological Sciences
Contemporary Biology (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018)
General Ecology (Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
Community Ecology (Spring-2017)
Undergraduate Seminar (Fall 2018)
Ichthyology (Spring 2019)
Freshwater Bioassessment (Summer 2019)
The Ecology course will introduce the basics biological processes at the level of organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems.
- Understand the major ecological principles, concepts, classical and contemporary hypotheses dominating the field of ecology. Know the basics biological processes at the level of whole organisms and higher (populations, communities, and ecosystems). Know the importance of science and ecology to contemporary society, and the importance of Scientific field and how ecologists conduct research.
- Develop critical thinking, oral, and written communication, and use quantitative reasoning.
Labs include outdoor and indoor activities
Ichthyology course will explore the diversity and biology of fishes from an evolutionary perspective. Topics covered include: the history of ichthyology, principals of Phylogenetic Systematics, form and function, evolution and taxonomic diversity of major lineages, distribution, behavior, ecology, fisheries and conservation. This course offers hands-on experience learning about and identifying major orders, families, genera and species of fishes, with particular emphasis on species occurring in Texan waters.