NTRES 6280 - [Principles and Practices of Applied Wildlife Science]
Spring (offered in even-numbered years only). Next Offered: 2019-2020. 3 credits. Student option grading.
Prerequisite: NTRES 3100 or equivalent; permission of instructor required. Co-meets with NTRES 4280 . Students taking the course for graduate credit are required to participate, read supplemental materials, and complete an additional out-of-class assignment.
Covers the theory and practice of solving wildlife-related, resource management issues. The integration of human dimensions inquiry and applied wildlife science are examined. Important aspects of contemporary wildlife management issues will be critically evaluated and discussed. Important policies, legislation, management actions, and case studies are highlighted. This course includes sessions with information and practices important for sustaining threatened or endangered wildlife populations, and also international aspects of wildlife management.
Outcome 1: Students will be able to read, synthesize, and critically review published literature in wildlife ecology, management, and human dimensions journals.
Outcome 2: Students will write, discuss, and knowledgeably present the key wildlife management aspects of contemporary environmental and sustainability issues.
Outcome 3: Students will be able to design experiments and field surveys based on scientific hypotheses.
Outcome 4: Every student in the class will develop a lifelong interest in wildlife ecology, management, and sustainability issues.
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