Field Biology-Spring 2015
Fishes of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Skinner; Capwell Hall 208; phone:
Rick Koval, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cooper, Edwin L.
1983. Fishes of Pennsylvania and the Northeastern United
States. PSU Press, University Park, PA. 243 pp.
- Steiner, Linda.
2000. Pennsylvania Fishes. Pennsylvania Fish and
Boat Commission, Harrisburg, PA. 170 pp. ISBN
second half of the semester;
Monday 2-5 pm
in Capwell 202; occasional trips may take place at other arranged
times. Inclement weather meeting time: 2:30-4:50 pm
Court Objectives: When this course is complete, you will
1. be generally familiar with the
fish of Pennsylvania and specifically with our area.
2. be able to identify common fish species
on sight and any fish specimen handed to you, using keys.
3. gain familiarity with simple
4. understand the distribution of
Pennsylvania fishes in relation to glaciation, climate, physiographic
features, bedrock, etc.
5. appreciate the status of
Pennsylvania's endangered fishes and their habitats.
6. collect data in an acceptable
Come prepared to be outside for the
entire class, rain or shine. Good footwear is required for
streamwork: no flip-flops or bare feet allowed. waders
will be occasionally handy. I have some for loan but you are
welcome to use your own--that guarantees proper fit and no leaks!
|Quizzes (3 @ 10 pts)
|Instructor's subjective evaluation
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less than 60
Other Recommended Resources:
Fishes: Tree of Life
Association of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
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