Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001003232015BEHAVIOUR BIOLOGY OF AQUATIC VERTEBRATA ANIMALSElective353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of this course is to explain behaviour biology of aquatic vertebrate animals
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ertan Taşkavak, Doç.Dr. Şule Gürkan
Learning Outcomes
1Explain the history of behaviour biology
2Define behaviour biology of aquatic vertebrata animals
3Interpret behaviour biology of aquatic vertebrata animals
4Explain behaviour biology of fishes
5Interpret behaviour biology of marine reptiles
6Define behaviour biology of marine mammals
7Interpret migratory behaviour of marine animals
8Explain prey-predator relationship in marine animals
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
History of behaviour biology; behaviour biology of aquatic vertebrates
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of behaviour; history of behaviour biology; methods of behaviour
2Nervous and endocrine systems
3sensory receptors
4Role of vision, role of olfaction, role of the lateral line in fish behavior
5Under water sound and fish behavior
6The role of the bioluminesans, poison gland and pigmentation in fish behavior
7MIDTERM EXAM
8Functions of shoaling, feeding
9Functions of resting, defense, aggressiveness
10Migration behavior in fishes
11Behaviour biology of marine reptiles
12Behaviour biology of marine mammals
13Report presentation
14Report presentation
15Report presentation
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Dethier, V. G. & Stellar, E. 1964. Animal Behavior: its evolutionary and neurological basis. Englewood Cliffs, N. J., Prentice-Hall, 118 pages. Hossucu, B.,Sarı, H.M., Taskavak, E. 2002. Balıklarda Davranış Biyolojisi,E.Ü. Su Ürünleri Fak.Yay. No: 67, 130s.İZMİR. Pitcher, J.T.,1986. The Behaviour of Teleost Fishes, Croom Helm,London,352p Winn, H. & Olla, B. L. 1972. Behavior of Marine Animals. Vol.1: Invertebrates. Plenum Press, New York, 244 pages
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14114
Report Preparation11010
Report Presentation122
Self Study5210
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading5210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)91
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