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This course develops your knowledge and skills in analysing field data on changes in the distribution, abundance and survival of animal populations.
Practical work applying quantitative tools used in modern wildlife management will give you analytical and critical analysis skills valued by employers.
Guest speakers present case studies illustrating the application of these tools to current conservation and wildlife management problems.
You debate controversial issues that are informed by scientific evidence.
Each practical contributes a clue to solving an ecological problem and you will assemble these clues to formulate a management plan aimed at a conservation/wildlife management issue.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course deals with the concepts and practice of wildlife population conservation and management, including methods to estimate population size, survival rates of animal populations and how to use this information to assess the viability of populations with matrix projection models. The course will consider how to manage wildlife populations in partnership with human communities that view them as a resource (such as red deer), as potential competitors (such as grey seals), as pest species (American mink) or as species in need of conservation (such as water voles, capercaillie).
This course runs in weeks 25-29, and is scheduled in Thread 1, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times: Mondays, 9-13; Thursday, all day; Friday, 9-13. If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 11-13.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). One management proposal (50%) and one talk (50%).
Resit: Resubmission of management proposal (100%).