|Principles of Wildlife Management in Forests and Agricultural Environments|
|Class Schedule:||Tue/Thu 9:30-11:00|
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This course focuses on the analysis of population dynamics of wildlife species and their impacts on forest- and agro-ecosystems. It covers a variety of topics exploring the impacts of wildlife on crop productivity in temperate and tropical environments, the history of rodent pests, the resiliency of wildlife populations to conventional control methodology, adoption of innovative methods to reduce crop damage, and the impact of introduced species on native faunas. Human-wildlife conflict and ethical consideration will also be discussed. Class datasets will be available for analysis and preparation of detailed technical/scientific reports. Readings, interactive instructor-class discussions, and student-led discussions comprise the weekly class time. Course readings will be available on Canvas.