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ZO4541: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 27 Oct 2022 11:10


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor X Lambin

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of EK3303 Population Ecology (Passed) or ZO3303 Animal Population Ecology (Passed) or ZO3305 Animal Population Ecology (Passed) or ZO3307 Animal Population Ecology (Passed)
  • One of BSc Biology (Studied) or BSc Conservation Biology (Studied) or BSc Biology-Environmental Humanities (Studied) or BSc Plant Biology (Studied) or BSc Zoology (Studied) or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or BSc Parasitology (Studied) or Bachelor Of Science In Animal Behaviour And Welfare (Studied) or BSc Animal Behaviour (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Biology (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) (Studied) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Primary) (Studied) or Bachelor Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management (Studied) or BSc Ecology (Studied) or BSc Wildlife Management (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Physical Sci) (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Secondary) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ZO4527 Wildlife Conservation and Management: Concepts and Practice (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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 geese), as pest species (American mink) or as species in need of conservation (such as water voles, capercaillie).


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week 26
  • 2 Computer Practicals during University week s 27 - 29
  • 3 Lectures during University week 26
  • 2 Lectures during University week s 27 - 29
  • 1 Lecture during University week 31

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Advocacy presentations

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Comments and suggestions following presentations.

Comment suggestions for improvements on management plan.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Management plan

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Comments and suggestions following presentations.

Comment suggestions for improvements on management plan.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will repeat whichever elements of the assessment were failed or not completed at first sitting; the marks for elements already passed will be carried forwards.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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