The two-day, fully online Ichthyology course provides a comprehensive overview of fish phylogeny, ecology, and physiology. Participants will develop the foundation for studying and managing fisheries and evaluating biological requirements for fish habitat restoration projects.

Taught by one of Canada’s foremost Ecologists and researchers, this ‘hands on’ training program includes group exercises, presentation, lecture, and case study reviews. studies

Each NRTG course includes free, lifetime admission. Enrol once – come back anytime.

Who attends?

This course will appeal to a professional that manages or will manage projects and is required to design and conduct ecological studies, as well as current fisheries field technicians and biologists, other environmental professionals, and individuals wanting a refresher or additional knowledge for these topics.

How do I attend?

This course is available for individual registration via our website schedule page, or on contract to organizations/community groups. Are interested in a contract delivery of this course? If so, please contact us.

What should I bring or supply?

Participants are required to provide an own computer and a stable internet connection, writing supplies for taking notes are also recommended.

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Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify, compare and contrast major taxonomic groups of fish
  • Identify internal and external features of fish
  • Describe and understand physiological processes
  • Describe and understand ecological behaviours and guilds 
  • Apply knowledge of fish ecology/physiology to fish habitat restoration projects, fisheries research or management

There are no prerequisites for this course, although a background in biology would be beneficial.  

Jeff Sereda, PhD.

Senior Fisheries Ecologist, Adjunct Professor University of Saskatchewan
Headshot of Jeff Sereda, Senior Fisheries Ecologist and NRTG instructor.

Jeff holds a PhD. in Limnology and an Aquaculture Technician Diploma. He served as manager of a commercial salmonid hatchery for 4 years, lectured at the University of Saskatchewan on topics of fish physiology, taxonomy, ecology, conservation, and aquaculture. Currently, Jeff is a Senior Habitat and Population Ecologist with the Saskatchewan Government and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan.

Jeff’s research has encompassed topics such as assessing the risk of lakes to anthropogenic eutrophication, macrophyte management, fish habitat restoration, and the impacts of water management on species as risk (Bigmouth Buffalo, Chestnut Lamprey, Mountain Sucker, and Lake Sturgeon). Jeff’s research has been presented at over 60 national and international conferences and resulted in 15 peer reviewed publications.