Teaching

The Division teaches 2 semester week hours in the masters programme „Fish Biology, Fisheries & Aquaculture“ of the Thaer-Instite at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin . The courses can be taken by any interested student, for example students enrolled in the  Master of Science in Integrated Natural Resource Management at theThaer-Institut. The modules taught are:


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(1) Integrative Fisheries Management (FM  14)

This lecture exposes the global fisheries crises and teaches the complexity of fisheries management. Learning goals are:

 

  • have learned the principles of the global overfishing crisis and know the status of world fisheries,
  • understand the multiple social, economic and ecological factors within capture fisheries,
  • are empowered to perceive fisherie s as coupled social-ecological system and to analyse it accordingly from an interdisciplinary perspective,
  • know the specifics of the management of commercial and recreational fisheries,
  • know the methods to calculate maximum sustainable yield and other production metrics of fish stocks,
  • know the major social and institutional approaches to derive sustainable solutions and
  • are able to derive solutions to management problems in fisheries and to think critically

The module is given every four semesters in the winter semester.

(2) Sampling and Data Analysis in Fisheries Science (FM 16)

This modul is a practical course where students gather and analyse their own fisheries data in the field. The leaerning goals are:

Students are empowered to

  • develop a scientific hypothesis in relation to fisheries,
  • plan and conduct a field sampling program in relation to fisheries and
  • apply a range of sampling gear and to document field data.

Students are able to

  • apply basic statistical models and to estimate key parameters of statistical models,
  • visualize and present fisheries data,
  • critically review own data in light of the state of the art and
  • write a scientific report on the own data collection

The module is given every four semesters in the summer semester break.

In addition the Division regularly offers topics for BSc and MSc theses in fish biology and fisheries.