Course Numbers: OCMB 0998 MEVS 5590
This course will give the student an understanding of the basic principles of aquaculture, including production systems, water quality, nutrition, spawning, larval culture and grow-out, and culture methodologies of fish, reptiles, invertebrates (zooplankton, molluscs, crustaceans, corals) and algae. The course will consist on a series of lectures followed by readings for each learning topic and paper discussions. The students will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on activities associated with the culture and husbandry of animals.
Students will be able to:
- Describe the different types of aquaculture systems.
- Identify conditioning factors and how they can be manipulated.
- Describe water depuration mechanisms.
- Describe basic culture methodologies, common problems and solutions of commercially important species (including auxiliary culture species and ornamentals): microalgae, macroalgae, zooplankton (Artemia, rotifers, copepods), mollusks (Gastropods, Bivalves), crustaceans, fish, reptiles (turtles, alligators) and coral.
- Identify and discuss the environmental impacts of aquaculture.
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the treated materials and critical thinking ability by questioning or explaining complex processes with regards aquaculture.
- Write a grammatically perfect, technically informed, well-structured document on a chosen graduate topic in aquaculture.
- Deliver a professional, formal presentation on an aquaculture topic to a graduate audience.
Lucas J.S. and Southgate, P.C. Aquaculture, farming aquatic animals and plants. Wiley-Blackwell
Tidwell, J.H. Aquaculture Production Systems. Wiley-Blackwell.
Parker R. Aquaculture Science. Delmar Cengage Learning.
Hoff F.H. and Snell T. W. Plankton Culture Manual. Florida Aqua Farms, Inc.
Winter 2016 Syllabus