FOR 101 Fall 2014

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: Wildlife Habitat Basics

 

Lecture 7: Forest Management

 

Lecture 8: Farms and Food Plots

 

Lecture 9: Wetlands

 

Lecture 10: Waterfowl

 

Lecture 11: Urban Wildlife Management