Jeffrey A. Hutchings

Professor of Biology, Dalhousie University, Canada

Evolutionary Ecology & Life History Evolution of Fishes


BIOL 4500: The Evolution of Life Histories

     2018-present. Fourth-year class. Number of students: 10-15

BIOL/MARI 4080: Ecology, Evolution and Life History of Fishes

      2018-present. Third-year class. Number of students: 90

BIOL/MARI 3067: Ecology and Evolution of Fishes

1995-2017. Third-year class. Number of students: 45

This class examines selected topics on the ecology and evolution of marine and freshwater fishes. Topics include taxonomy, systematics, functional morphology, evolutionary ecology, behaviour, life history strategies, population biology, fisheries science, and conservation biology with a particular emphasis on Canadian fishes.

BIOL2060: Introductory Ecology

1996-2001.  Second-year class.

Models of population growth, competition, predator-prey interactions, conservation biology.

BIOL3062: Resource Ecology

1998-2000.  Third-year class. 

Conservation biology, species invasions, models of fisheries science and management.


2008 Causes and Consequences of Human-Induced Evolution Biol 4806/4807
1998 Minimum Viable Population AnalysesBiol 4806
1997 Influence of Fishing on Coral Reef Fishes Biol 4807
1995 Integration of Fisher's Local Knowledge with Fisheries Mgmt. Biol 4807


Assessment of Species at Risk in Canada

2007-08. Graduate student module.

Foundations of Ecology

2000, 2004. Graduate student module.

Life History Strategies

1996, 1998. Graduate student module.

Natural Selection

2003. Graduate student module.

Practical and Conceptual Issues in Biological Research

1997. Graduate student module.


2003 Life History Strategies in Fish Biol 5832
1998 Evolutionary Models of Foraging Behaviour Biol 5832
1996 Models: From Ideal Gases to Ecology Biol 5832
1996 Dealing With Uncertainty in Fisheries Management Biol 4806
1995 Life History Strategies of Cephalopods Biol 5832

International University Courses

Population Consequences of Evnironmental Flucuations

1999. Department of Marine Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

Life History Theory

1992. Department of Ecology and Department of Marine Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

Life History Theory and Empirical Data

1992. Department of Animal Ecology, University of Umeå, and Department of Aquaculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Umeå, Sweden.