Dr. Daniel Shilla
\r\nTeaches undergraduate and post graduate courses in the field of Marine Ecology

\r\n--------\r\nUndergraduate courses:
\r\nAQ 225 Marine Ecology 3 Units: Taught during 1st Semester

\r\n\r\n\r\nAF 302: Biology of Shellfish (2 units)
At the end of the course, the student should be able to identify shellfish species of economic importance; and describe the biology of shellfish species of economic importance.\r\n

\r\n(i) Commercially important mollusks, crustaceans, and other harvested invertebrates highlighted with respect to systematics, anatomy, reproductive strategies, feeding, and growth. Current status of shellfisheries and harvest practices for world crustaceans, molluscs and other groups. Factors controlling larval supply and recruitment in natural populations.
\r\n(ii) Anatomy and physiology of selected groups: endocrine control of moulting and reproduction in crustacea, osmoregulation and nutritional physiology. Methods of estimating growth rates in wild and cultured invertebrates.\r\n

15 lecture hours and 45 hours of practicals. \r\n

Essays and tests 15%; mid-semester examination 25%; and final examination 60%.

\r\n\r\nKey Textbooks:
\r\n1. Gosling, Elizabeth. 2002. Bivalve Molluscs: Biology, Ecology and Culture. Fishing News Books (Blackwell Science Ltd). 456 pp.
\r\n2. Ruppert E.E., Fox R.S. Barnes R.D. (2004) Invertebrate zoology: a functional evolutionary approach. Thomson-Brooks/Cole USA.
\r\n3. Spencer, B. E. (2002) Molluscan shellfish farming. Blackwell Science.

\r\n\r\nReference Textbooks:
\r\n1. Bliss, D.E. and L.H. Mantel. 1982. The Biology of Crustacea. Vols. I - XII. Academic Press, USA.
\r\n2. Bowman, T.E. and L.G. Abele. 1982. Classification of the recent Crustacea. In: Abele, L.G. (ed). Biology of Crustacea
1. Academic University Press, New York.
\r\n3. Schram, F.R. 1985. Crustacean Issues. Vol. 1 - 3. A.A. Balkema, The Netherlands.
\r\n4. Warner, G. F. 1977. The Biology of Crabs. Elek Science, London.\r\n

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