Fish Ecology

7.5 credits

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The fish fauna is diverse. No other vertebrates, like birds, mammals, reptiles or amphibians, include more species than the bone fishes. They exhibit an impressive variety of adaptions to aquatic habitats. Their impact on aquatic communities and ecosystems is overwhelming. Further, fish populations provide valuable resources for humans throughout the world.

This course focuses on the responses of fishes to their environments and the interactions between populations in a community. The topic of the course is essential for all students interested in fish biology, fisheries, habitat management and conservation of fish populations.

The course covers both theory and practical applications of fish ecology and behavior. It includes training in best practice of both field- and laboratory methods.


In Kalmar, Linnaeus University is located in the city centre. Universitetskajen is entirely newly-built and located just next to the sea. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

The city centre is also where most students live. Everything is available within a ten-minute bicycle ride, regardless of whether you want to take a swim in the sea, study, do some shopping, or work out. Historical buildings and cobblestone streets give charm to the city. When it is sunny, the area next to Kalmar Castle’s moat is filled with studying and sunbathing students. Student life is a natural part of Kalmar. This is where your dream of the future begins!

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