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Course ID:WILD 1100E. 2 hours.
Course Title:Wildlife in America
Course
Description:
An overview of the ecology, conservation, and management of fish and wildlife populations in the United States.
Athena Title:Wildlife in America
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH) 3000. 2 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Management
Course
Description:
Principles governing conservation and management of fish and wildlife. The interrelations of wildlife management and other forest resource uses.
Athena Title:INT FISH WILDL MAN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3300
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 3580. 3 hours.
Course Title:Vertebrate Natural History
Course
Description:
Life history strategies of vertebrates with emphasis on ecology, behavior, taxonomy, and systematics.
Athena Title:VERTEBRATE NAT HIST
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3580-3580L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:WILD(ECOL) 3580L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 3580L. 1 hour. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Vertebrate Natural History Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will complete assignments to illustrate principles and techniques presented in Vertebrate Natural History.
Athena Title:VERT NAT HIST LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3580-3580L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:WILD(ECOL) 3580
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOL(WILD) 3700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Animal Behavior
Course
Description:
Principles of animal behavior, integrating genetic, physiological, developmental, and evolutionary aspects. Topics include communication, reproduction, sociality, foraging, defense, migration, habitat selection, and learning.
Athena Title:ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 3900. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Wildlife Internship
Course
Description:
Students will work with a business, government agency, or other organization to gain professional experience related to the Wildlife Sciences or Pre-Vet Wildlife Sciences areas of emphasis within the Fisheries and Wildlife major.
Athena Title:Wildlife Internship
Nontraditional Format:Internship. Students may receive one hour of credit for every 100 hours of work experience. Only three hours of credit from this course may be used towards graduation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:WILD 4000/6000-4000L/6000L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Management of Wildlife Habitat
Course
Description:
Principles and practices related to the management of forested ecosystems for wildlife and biological diversity, with emphasis on habitat management at the stand and landscape level. Habitat management through use of appropriate silvicultural practices, wildlife enhancement techniques, and regulations is evaluated.
Athena Title:Management of Wildlife Habitat
Prerequisite:[(FANR 3200 and FANR 3200L) or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L)] and (WILD(FISH) 3000)] or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 4040/6040-4040L/6040L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Herpetology
Course
Description:
Evolution, ecology, behavior, structure, and physiology of amphibians and reptiles.
Athena Title:HERPETOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4040/6040-4040L/6040L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(BIOL) 4050/6050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mammalogy
Course
Description:
Mammalian diversity with emphasis on taxonomic identification, systematics, natural history, and methods of field study.
Athena Title:MAMMALOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECOL 4030/6030-4030L/6030L or FORS 4050/6050-4050L/6050L
Undergraduate Prerequisite:FORS(ECOL) 3580-3580L or WILD(ECOL) 3580-3580L or permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:FORS(ECOL) 3580-3580L or WILD(ECOL) 3580-3580L or permission of school
Undergraduate Corequisite:WILD(BIOL) 4050L/6050L
Graduate Corequisite:WILD(BIOL) 4050L/6050L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(BIOL) 4050L/6050L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Mammalogy Laboratory
Course
Description:
Lab emphasizing the identification, taxonomy, and natural history of Southeastern mammals.
Athena Title:MAMMALOGY LAB
Undergraduate Prerequisite:FORS(ECOL) 3580-3580L or (WILD(ECOL) 3580 and WILD(ECOL) 3580L) or permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:FORS(ECOL) 3580-3580L or (WILD(ECOL) 3580 and WILD(ECOL) 3580L) or permission of school
Undergraduate Corequisite:WILD(BIOL) 4050/6050
Graduate Corequisite:WILD(BIOL) 4050/6050
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 4060/6060-4060L/6060L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ornithology
Course
Description:
Familiarizes students with avian biology, including anatomy and physiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and conservation. Lab and field exercises will emphasize taxonomy and identification, ecology, and behavior of North American birds. A semester-long research project emphasizing experimental design and field data collection is required.
Athena Title:Ornithology
Nontraditional Format:Overnight field trip required.
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 4280/6280. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Field Study in Natural History
Course
Description:
Field studies to explore the ecology and natural history of plant and vertebrate communities in a variety of biomes and ecosystems. Identification and field study skills will be emphasized.
Athena Title:FIELD STDY NAT HIST
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4280/6280 or NRRT 4280/6280 or FORS(ANTH)(RLST) 4270/6270
Nontraditional Format:Field study course taught off campus during summer. Emphasis is on field studies and experiential learning including plant and animal identification and research study techniques. Also, course includes lecture/discussions and readings on natural resource management in protected areas. Lectures in field by local experts and instructor. Typically taught in August at Great Smoky Mountains National Park or other locations. Extensive hiking may be required.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or (FANR 3200 and FANR 3200L) or (WILD(ECOL) 3580 and WILD(ECOL) 3580L) or permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or (FANR 3200 and FANR 3200L) or (WILD(ECOL) 3580 and WILD(ECOL) 3580L) or permission of school
Undergraduate Pre or Corequisite:BIOL 1108 or permission of school
Graduate Pre or Corequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Biology of Fishes
Course
Description:
An integrated approach to fish biology from a physiological and ecological viewpoint. Builds on a general background of fish diversity and environmental adaptations while discussing anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior, and stress. Review of the fundamentals of fish design and physiological adaptation to environment that contributes to their remarkable success.
Athena Title:ENV BIOL FISH
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300L/6300L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Environmental Biology of Fishes Laboratory
Course
Description:
Laboratory exercises will emphasize anatomy, systematics, and taxonomy of Georgia fishes. Students will learn how to identify both live and preserved specimens using meristics and morphometrics according to established dichotomous keys for Southeastern United States fishes.
Athena Title:ENV BIOL FISH LAB
Nontraditional Format:Some graded field trips are required.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300/6300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 4400/6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition
Course
Description:
An advanced course relating animal physiology and nutrition to wildlife ecology and management.
Athena Title:WILDL PHYS NUTR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4320/6320
Pre or Corequisite:FORS 3300 or WILD(FISH) 3000 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nongame and Endangered Species Management
Course
Description:
Discussions, readings, and problem solving to examine factors affecting changes in biodiversity and recovery of listed species. Population ecology is a significant component of this course. Emphasis on policies and management designed to protect endangered species and habitats. Management of nongame species and backyard habitats is included.
Athena Title:NONGAME/END SP MGMT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4340/6340
Undergraduate Prerequisite:WILD(FISH) 3000 and WILD 4700/6700 and (FANR 3200 or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L)
Graduate Prerequisite:(WILD 4700/6700 or WILD 5700/7700-5700L/7700L) and (FANR 3200 or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(WILD) 4520-4520L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Conservation Decision-Making
Course
Description:
The principles of conservation biology with a focus on the conservation of regional and global biodiversity using rigorous quantitative approaches. It will integrate and build upon material covered in previous courses. Practical aspects of single species, ecosystem, and landscape approaches will be covered.
Athena Title:Conservation Decision-Making
Prerequisite:[(FANR 3200 and FANR 3200L) or ECOL 3500-3500L)] and FANR 3000 and FANR 3000L
Pre or Corequisite:(FANR 3800 and FANR 3800L) or (FANR 4201/6201 and FANR 4201L/6201L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4550/6550-4550L/6550L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Sustainable Aquaculture
Course
Description:
An introduction to culture of aquatic species with an emphasis on propagation of imperiled fish and invertebrates. The fundamentals of aquaculture, including types and components of culture systems, ponds, and enclosures as well as the basics of water quality, aquatic animal health, and conservation genetics in reintroduction programs.
Athena Title:Sustainable Aquaculture
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FISH 5400 or FISH 7400
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(POPH) 4600/6600. 2 hours.
Course Title:Field Methods in Wildlife Health, Management, and Research
Course
Description:
Field course providing personal experience in field methods used by wildlife biologists (prescribed burning, wildlife capture/handling, population assessment, radiotelemetry, habitat surveys, necropsy techniques, sample collection, etc.).
Athena Title:Field Method Wildlife Research
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4890/6890
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught entirely in the field during the Maymester. An intensive 6-day and 5-night field trip to an off-campus site is required.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:WILD 4650/6650-4650L/6650L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Field and Molecular Techniques in Wildlife Research and Management
Course
Description:
Exposes students to a variety of field and molecular techniques used in contemporary wildlife research and management, and provides opportunities for students to apply these techniques in both field and laboratory settings.
Athena Title:FLD MOLEC WILD TECH
Nontraditional Format:This course will be offered during the extended summer session at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory as an intensive 2-3 week lecture and field lab course.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 4700L/6700L. 1 hour. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Techniques in Wildlife Population Management Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will complete assignments to illustrate principles and techniques presented in Techniques in Wildlife Population Management.
Athena Title:TECH/WILDLIFE LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 5310/7310-5310L/7310L or FORS 4410/6410-4410L/6410L
Prerequisite:Acceptance into professional program of Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Corequisite:WILD 4700/6700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 4700/6700. 2 hours.
Course Title:Techniques in Wildlife Population Management
Course
Description:
Field and laboratory methods commonly used by professional wildlife ecologists to analyze and manipulate animal populations.
Athena Title:TECHNIQUES/WILDLIFE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 5310/7310-5310L/7310L or FORS 4410/6410-4410L/6410L
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Acceptance into professional program of Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Undergraduate Corequisite:WILD 4700L/6700L
Graduate Corequisite:WILD 4700L/6700L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 4900/6900-4900L/6900L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Wildlife Damage Management
Course
Description:
Theory and practice of assessing and controlling damage done by wild and feral vertebrate animals, especially mammals and birds. Emphasis is on protecting agricultural and forest crops and property.
Athena Title:Wildlife Damage Management
Nontraditional Format:Overnight field trip required.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(POPH) 5100/7100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Principles and Management of Wildlife Diseases
Course
Description:
Fundamental causes of disease-induced morbidity and mortality among free-ranging wildlife populations. Emphasis on the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, lesions, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management significance of diseases produced by toxicologic, viral, microbial, parasitic, pathogens.
Athena Title:WILDLIFE DISEASES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS(POPH) 5100/7100 or FORS(PARA) 8500-8500L or FORS(IDIS) 8510-8510L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 5200/7200. 2-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:International Issues in Wildlife Conservation
Course
Description:
An overseas, field-based course that explores wildlife conservation and management topics and issues in the host country. Includes lectures and field projects related to sustainable use of wildlife and human conflicts with wildlife.
Athena Title:INTERNATL WILDLIFE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 5250/7250
Nontraditional Format:This will be a field course held during Maymester or summer session. It will consist of travel to a foreign country and focus on a series of wildlife management topics that are relevent in that country. We intend to initiate this course in Uganda where we have contacts with Makerere University. During this course we will travel to the Budongo Forest among other locations and study wildlife issues relative to tropical forests and timber harvest in those forests. We will also travel to Lake Mburo National Park to study the problems of large mammals moving out of the park to private land and encroachment of adjacent cattle ranches on park wildlife.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(CRSS) 5330/7330-5330L/7330L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Conserving Wildlife in Agricultural Landscapes
Course
Description:
Human land use impacts biodiversity in every part of the planet. Among those land uses agriculture has the widest reaching effects. Understanding these effects and potential management for mitigation is crucial for the future of wildlife conservation.
Athena Title:Conserving Wildlife in Ag Land
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 5350L/7350L. 1 hour. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Wetland Management for Wildlife Laboratory
Course
Description:
This course will train students to identify wetland wildlife, delineate wetlands, understand wetland hydrology, and manage a variety of wetland habitats for game and non-game wildlife.
Athena Title:WETLAND WILDLFE LAB
Prerequisite:Acceptance into the Professional Program of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Corequisite:WILD 5350/7350
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 5350/7350. 2 hours.
Course Title:Wetland Management for Wildlife
Course
Description:
Students will learn to identify wetland wildlife, delineate wetlands, understand wetland hydrology, and manage a variety of wetland habitats for game and non-game wildlife.
Athena Title:WETLAND WILDLIFE
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Corequisite:WILD 5350L/7350L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 5700L/7700L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Population Dynamics Lab
Course
Description:
Foundations of population dynamics from an applied perspective. Exponential and logistic population growth, life tables, multiple species interactions, and basic population models. Sampling design and analytical methods for estimating abundance and demographic parameters. Application of population models to harvest management and small population management. Integrative student project required.
Athena Title:Population Dynamics Lab
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 5700/7700. 2 hours.
Course Title:Applied Population Dynamics
Course
Description:
Foundations of population dynamics from an applied perspective. Exponential and logistic population growth, life tables, multiple species interactions, and basic population models. Sampling design and analytical methods for estimating abundance and demographic parameters. Application of population models to harvest management and small population management. Integrative student project required.
Athena Title:Population Dynamics
Prerequisite:(MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E) and (FANR 3200 or ECOL 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L)
Graduate Pre or Corequisite:FANR 6750-6750D or BIOS 7010 or BIOS 7010E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH) 5750/7750. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Statistical Software for Fish and Wildlife Population Analysis
Course
Description:
Provides an exposure to key software packages used in fish and wildlife population analysis. Topics covered vary by semester, including analysis of mark-recapture, count data, and generalized linear, random effects, and hierarchical models. Course centered on the R programming language and other programs that are freely available via the Internet.
Athena Title:Fish and Wildlife Software
Nontraditional Format:Course will be taught in an intensive, workshop-like environment alternating between lectures, discussion, hands-on computer demonstrations, and closely supervised computer exercises, ideally in which students will bring data from field studies to class for analysis and discussion.
Undergraduate Pre or Corequisite:STAT 2000
Graduate Pre or Corequisite:STAT 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH) 5750E/7750E. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Statistical Software for Fish and Wildlife Population Analysis
Course
Description:
Provides an exposure to key software packages used in fish and wildlife population analysis with emphasis on capture-mark- recapture, including generalized linear, random effects, and hierarchical models. Centered on the R programming language and other programs that are freely available via the Internet.
Athena Title:Fish and Wildlife Software
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(COFA)(FISH)(FORS)(GISC)(PRTM)(WASR)(WILD) 5950. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Special-interest or experimental courses offered on a one-time basis. Course content will vary with each offering.
Athena Title:Special Topics in FANR
Nontraditional Format:Lecture/lab hours will be determined by course instructor as appropriate to topic and credit hours assigned.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 7980. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 24 hours credit.
Course Title:Wildlife Ecology and Management Problems
Course
Description:
Individual student problems pertaining to wildlife ecology and/or management at the masters level.
Athena Title:WILDLIFE PROBLEMS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 7984
Nontraditional Format:Formal classes are not held. Faculty assist students as needed.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 8200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Wildlife Telemetry
Course
Description:
Radio-telemetry is a widely used and important technique in wildlife management and conservation. Exploration of the various aspects of applications of the technique, analysis of telemetry data, and the numerous pitfalls researchers encounter in the field. Rapid changes in technology and use of wildlife telemetry outside of traditional applications will be covered.
Athena Title:WILDLIFE TELEMETRY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8290
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH) 8300. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Wildlife and Fisheries Seminar
Course
Description:
Recent advances in wildlife and fisheries research and management.
Athena Title:WILDLIFE SEMINAR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO)(WILD) 8310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Population Ecology
Course
Description:
Advanced ecological theory to biological populations. Mathematical and evolutionary treatment of population growth and regulation, niche theory, foraging theory, predator-prey theory, habitat selection, and competition.
Athena Title:POPULATION ECOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8310
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 8330. 3 hours.
Course Title:Landscape Ecology
Course
Description:
The emerging field of landscape ecology, emphasizing the study of large land areas and the effects of spatial pattern on ecological processes. Fundamental theories, analysis tools, research methods, and their applications to natural resource management at broad spatial scales.
Athena Title:LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8320-8320L or FORS 8330
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 8350-8350L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Waterfowl and Wetland Management
Course
Description:
Ecology of North American waterbirds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, rails, gallinules, wading birds) and their habitats. Techniques for managing waterfowl populations by harvest regulations and habitat manipulation. Identification and requirements of important wetland plants.
Athena Title:WATERFOWL MGT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8350-8350L
Nontraditional Format:Field trips of up to one week in length required.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH) 8360. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 0.5 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Quantitative Conservation Science
Course
Description:
Concepts and analyses relevant to population assessment and conservation decision making by combining ecological and statistical theories using real-word examples. Topics include linear and nonlinear models, maximum likelihood estimation, model selection, mixed-effects (hierarchical) models, and models as decision-support tools.
Athena Title:QUANT CON SCI
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH) 8370-8370L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Bayesian Modeling for Conservation Science
Course
Description:
Concepts and practices of Bayesian modeling for problem solving in natural resources management. Comparison to frequentist approaches, with Bayesian analogues presented. Demonstration of usefulness of Bayesian approach to analysis of complex study designs, with emphasis on plant, insect, fish, and wildlife populations.
Athena Title:Bayesian Models for Consrv Sci
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH) 8390-8390L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Estimation of Fish and Wildlife Population Parameters
Course
Description:
Statistical methods for estimating parameters and testing hypotheses of fish and wildlife populations. Sampling and estimation methods, including line-transect, mark-recapture, removal, catch-effort, tag-recovery, and analysis of failure times.
Athena Title:EST FISH WILDL POP
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8390-8390L
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(WILD)(ECOL) 8410. 4 hours.
Course Title:Plant Population and Community Ecology
Course
Description:
The dynamics of single- and multi-species populations and communities, emphasizing unique characteristics of plants. It is intended to complement other population-oriented courses. Topics include: population growth; stage-structure; dispersal; competitive interactions; herbivory; mutualisms; succession; disturbance; biogeography.
Athena Title:Plant Populat Community Ecol
Nontraditional Format:Consists of a mix of lectures, discussions, and field and computational labs.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 8500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Willdlife Disease Ecology: Investigation and Management
Course
Description:
Wildlife disease investigation and management are skills required of wildlife veterinarians, biologists, population ecologists, and many other disciplines. The course covers the investigation of wildlife disease at a national and international level, the management of disease and how disease ecology is informing the field of wildlife disease investigation.
Athena Title:WILD DIS ECOL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH)(ECOL) 8680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Animal Biodiversity and Conservation
Course
Description:
Topics include formal logic and conservation biology, habitat selection theory, landscapes and biodiversity, island biogeography and biodiversity, environmental variation, biodiversity, and resource use.
Athena Title:ANIM BIODIV CONS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8680
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or FORS 3020-3020L or FANR 3200-3200L
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD 8980. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Wildlife Ecology and Management Problems
Course
Description:
Individual student problems pertaining to wildlife ecology and management at the doctoral level.
Athena Title:WILDLIFE PROBLEMS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8984
Nontraditional Format:Formal classes are not held. Faculty assist students as needed.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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