Fish and Wildlife Toxicology

Lecture Schedule

Fish 455 ESRM 457, Winter 10
Fish and Wildlife Toxicology

Lecture Outline- Subject to Change

Session A (Tuesdays 7-9pm)

Session B (Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm)

Jeopardy (Tuesday, 3/9/10, 7-9pm)

Review Sessions

Session 1: History of Wildlife Toxicology/ "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring"

Session 2: Laboratory Toxicity Tests/ "Anatomy of an Oil Spill"

Session 3: Factors Governing Test Results and Their Extrapolation/ "Toxicity of Pesticides in Surface Waters to Salmonids"

Session 4: "Nature's Warning" (Endocrine Disruption in Alligators) and "Cadillac Desert - The Mercy of Nature"

Session 5: (Final Review) Wildlife Toxicology Jeopardy

Lectures

Lecture 1 (5 Jan): Introductions, Course Overview, Definitions and Terminology

Lecture 2 (7 Jan): History of Wildlife Toxicology

Lecture 3 (12 Jan): History of Wildlife Toxicology- Review Sessions- "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring"

Lecture 4 (14 Jan): Regulatory Contexts

Lecture 5 (19 Jan): Regulatory Contexts/Ecological Risk Assessment

Lecture 6 (21 Jan): Ecological Risk Assessment

Lecture 7 (26 Jan): Laboratory Toxicity Tests

Lecture 8 (28 Jan): Dose Response

EXAM 1 (2 Feb) 30% of grade; material through Lecture 6)

Lecture 9 (4 Feb): Factors Governing Test Results and Their Extrapolation: Chemical Exposure

Lecture 10 (9 Feb): Factors Governing Test Results and Their Extrapolation: Inherent Sensitivity

Lecture 11 (11 Feb): Controlled Field and Field Tests

Lecture 12 (16 Feb): Sublethal Effects

Lecture 13 (18 Feb): Indirect Effects

Lecture 14 (23 Feb): Techniques for Assessing Toxicity in the Field

EXAM 2 (25 Feb) 30% of grade; material through Lecture 12)

Lecture 15 (2 Mar): Contemporary Issues: "Lead Shot and Trumpeter Swans" + "PCBs and PBDE's in Salmon, Orcas and Humpback Whales"

Lecture 16 (4 Mar): Contemporary Issues: "An Inconvenient Truth" + "Amphibian Reproduction in Stormwater Ponds"

Lecture 17 (9 Mar): Major Classes of Contaminants and Their Effects on Wildlife

Lecture 18 (11 Mar): Contemporary Issues

FINAL EXAM (17 Mar): 40% of grade; comprehensive