Courses

  1. FISH/QSCI 556: Mathematical Models in Fisheries Stock Assessment I
    Analytic approaches to stock assessment and population management applications of parent-progeny models and logistic models; biological and economic yields of natural populations; analysis of population data on computers. Recommended: Q SCI 292, 392, 456, and 483 or permission of instructor.
  2. QSCI 480: Statistical Sampling Theory for Biological Applications
    Theory and applications of sampling finite populations including: simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, ratio estimates, regression estimates, systematic sampling, cluster sampling, sample size determinations, applications in fisheries and forestry. Other topics include sampling plant and animal populations, sampling distributions, estimation of parameters and statistical treatment of data. Prerequisite: Q SCI 482; recommended: Q SCI 483. Offered: jointly with STAT 480; even years.
  3. QSCI 482: Statistical Analysis in Applied Research
    Analysis of variance and covariance; chi square tests; nonparametric procedures multiple and curvilinear regression; experimental design and power of tests. Application to biological problems. Use of computer programs in standard statistical problems. Prerequisite: either STAT 311 or Q SCI 381. Offered: AWS.
  4. SMA/FISH 480: Fisheries Management: Political and Institutional Perspectives
    Techniques and philosophy for conservation, management and development of harvested marine populations. Emphasis on integration of ecological, sociological, and economic dimensions of institutional decision making for policy formation in uncertain environments. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 480/SMA 480.
  5. FISH 521: Scientific Method and the Philosophy of Science (past)
  6. Shark Biology and Conservation courses
    1. Fish 513: Conservation and Management: Sharks and their Kin (Aut. 2001)
    2. Fish 513: Conservation and Management: Sharks and Rays of the Puget Basin (negotiation of an international treaty between Canada and the U.S.) (Aut. 2002)
      A series of public discussions on the management of the transboundary dogfish fishery, as well as discussions about other elasmobranch species in the Puget Basin. Experts from U.S. and Canadian fisheries management, the East coast fishery, tribes, and industry participate. Open to the public; registration not required to attend.