Fish and Wildlife Toxicology

Lab Schedule

Fish 455 ESRM 457, Winter 10
Fish and Wildlife Toxicology

Weekly Schedule
Weekly Lab Schedule (Subject to Change)

Week 1 (Wk of Jan. 4): Rationale and expectations; class schedule; laboratory safety; GLP; ACUC Certification; overview of research objectives (FSH 252)

Week 2 (Wk of Jan 11): Literature review; slide presentations reviewing previous studies; design of toxicity tests to be conducted in Weeks 4; start acclimation of test fish (FSH 252)

Week 3 (Wk of Jan 18): Brain AChE assays for fish exposed to fixed concentrations of diazinon and malathion: time series (FSH 132).

Week 4 (Wk of Jan 25):  Toxicity Test #1 - Imidacloprid + Carbaryl (FTR 208)

Week 5 (Wk of Feb 1):  Brain AChE assays for fish exposed to fixed concentrations of carbaryl and imidacloprid (FSH 132)

Week 6 (Wk of Feb 8): Toxicity Test #2 - Imidacloprid + Carbaryl (FTR 208)

Week 7 (Wk of Feb 15): Brain AChE assays for fish exposed to fixed concentrations of carbaryl and imidacloprid (FSH 132).

Week 8 (Wk of Feb 22): Data analysis, manuscript preparation, slide presentation on immunoassays for detecting imidacloprid in salmonid brains (FSH 252)

Week 9 (Wk of Mar 1): Analysis of toxicity data from Test #2: dose response curves for physiological and behavioral effects, graphical presentation of time course of effects data (FSH 252)

Week 10 (Wk of Mar 8): Preparation of draft manuscript (FSH 252)

FINALS WEEK: Submission of final draft manuscript