FOR 101 Fall 2015

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation - Dr. John Cox

This 3-hour credit course is designed to introduce students to the science of wildlife management and conservation. In this course, we review the history and ethical foundation of wildlife management and related laws, the changing definitions of wildlife, introductory wildlife taxonomy, basic concepts in ecology that underpin wildlife science and management, ways that scientists study wildlife, and wildlife career options. Wildlife topics will be global in scope, with well-studied case examples and scientific papers used to support class activities. The course material is taught at a similar introductory level as wildlife courses offered elsewhere in the U.S.

Syllabus

Lecture 1:  What is Wildlife; Historical Perspectives

 

Lecture 2: Wildlife Ecological Principles and Population Ecology Part 1

 

Lecture 3: Wildlife Ecological Principles and Population Ecology Part 2

 

Lecture 4: Threats to Wildlife

 

Lecture 5: Wildlife Disease

 

Lecture 6: General Wildlife Habitat

 

Lecture 7: Wetlands

 

Lecture 8: Grasslands and Range Management

 

Lecture 9: Farms and Food Plots

 

Lecture 10: Forest Wildlife Management

 

 

Lecture 11: Deserts

 

Lecture 12: Protected Areas and Ecological Networks

 

Lecture 13: Neotropical Migrant Songbirds

 

Lecture 14: Large Game Taxonomy

 

Lecture 15: Waterfowl

 

Lecture 16: Upland Game Animals

 

Lecture 17: Upland Game Birds

 

Lecture 18: Herpetofauna

 

 

 

Forest Wildlife Management Supplement

 

Habitat Improvement Practices and Guidelines Supplement