Zoology 101 – Introduction to Zoology – I teach the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology section of this course during spring of even-numbered years.
Zoology 510 & 511 – Fish Ecology – Along with Jake Vander Zanden, I teach this advanced undergraduate/graduate course every spring semester. The course covers all major topics in the evolution, ecology, and conservation of fishes, with an emphasis on freshwater species from Wisconsin and around the world. Every year, the course includes field trips to survey the ice fishery on the Madison lakes, and to enjoy the wonders of live fishes from all over the world at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Zoology 750 – Problems in Oceanography (aka Sapelo field course) – Along with Emily Stanley and Claudio Gratton, I teach this graduate field ecology course at the marvelous University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia (http://ugami.uga.edu/). Enrollment is open to graduate students from any department at UW-Madison, and the course introduces students to the basics of salt marsh ecology and then offers an opportunity to design and execute a field research project during a 10-day field trip to Sapelo. It is offered during fall of odd-numbered years.
Zoology 911 – Limnology seminar – I co-organize this weekly seminar series held at the Center for Limnology.
Zoology 953 – Introduction to Wisconsin Ecology – This seminar course is designed for first-year PhD students with ecological interests from any department at UW-Madison. Students learn about the research programs of faculty from across campus, meet with senior graduate students, and become familiar with the broad array of resources available to support their own doctoral research. This course is offered every fall semester, led by a different faculty member each time.
Zoology 955 – Graduate seminar – This seminar course focuses on a different cutting-edge topic in freshwater ecology and conservation each time that it is offered. In the past, we discussed global freshwater fisheries and aquaculture, and in Fall 2014 the course will focus on Conservation in Novel Ecosystems with a practical focus on current management challenges in Wisconsin.