The department of Applied Hydrobiology is functioning as a fundamental unit in the College of Aquaculture and Fisheries. The mission of the department is to conduct teaching, research and training on fundamental disciplines including water sciences, aquatic ecology, aquatic morphology and taxonomy, etc…
The department is responsible for offering courses on water quality management, aquatic botany and zoology, morphology and taxonomy of aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates, aquatic ecosystems, ecology of aquatic organisms, live food production for undergraduate and graduate students in different fields such as: Aquaculture, Aquatic Animal Health Management, Fisheries Management, and Marine Biology.
Research is an compulsorily important task of the department. Primary research fields are focused on water quality assessment and management, assessment of environmental impact from aquaculture, aquatic resources, population dynamics, bio-monitoring, biodiversity of aquatic organisms, live food production technologies, etc…
Training courses are occasionally organized as demand. The following courses are often offered to local staffs, aquaculturists or farmers in the Mekong Delta:
- Water quality analysis and management in shrimp/fish ponds
- Algae and invertebrate identification
- Benefic Microbacteria
- Live food culture techniques (Algae, Rotifers, Artemia, waterflea/Moina, copepod)