John K Horne
One-time offerings of topics in fisheries by resident or visiting faculty.
This course introduces the principles of using sound as an aquatic sampling tool and the applications of acoustics to resource management and aquatic research.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The course will include lectures, assignments, laboratories, and an acoustic survey. Current echosounder hardware and software will be used to survey and count fish distributions in Lake Washington
Introductory calculus, statistics, physics, and fisheries are good background subjects.
Class assignments and grading
There are weekly assignments (paper review or data analysis), a weekly laboratory report, a midterm, and a final exam.