755328 Wildlife management and game animal ecology
Timing: B.Sc. 3rd or M.Sc. 1st autumn. NNE.
Objectives: After carrying out the study module the student will be able to recognize special ecological traits of the game animals and relate them to the general ecological framework. The student will be also to appraise the basics of sustainable harvest of game animals.critically judge varying wildlife management methods from the scientific starting point.
Contents: Ecology of the game species, their life histories, population dynamics and predator-prey relationships. Hunting ecology: man as predator, management and hunting of the game species. The impact of forestry on the game species‟ populations. Students are also introduced to wildlife management in practice and to the social aspect of wildlife-human relationship.
Working methods: 24 h lectures, one-day excursion to a game management model area, seminar and final exam.
Assessment methods:Seminar and final exam.
Grading: 1-5 / Fail.
Responsible person: Dr. Jouni Aspi, Dr. Kari Koivula.
Other information: The course will take place if sufficient resources are available.
Language of instruction: English (Finnish)
Time table for autumn 201
Lecture room changes, cancellations (some will happen) etc: Keep on eye you e-mail, these pages, Tuudo and Oodi. We'll send messages about these by Oodi mail , but only the registered students get them.
Lecture handouts in course material
Hunting and game policy in Finland
Man as a predator
The place: http://tinyurl.com/nzpekhs
Fri 5.10. 12-14
Population growth: hunting mortality and natural mortality
Population growth: natural mortality and predator control
"Conservation and management of large carnivores"
|"Wildlife Health and Disease Ecology"|
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Seminar titles and time table
Available titles, key articles, and some instructions in course material
14.15-14.40, Janne Welling, Jukka Aho, Juho Harmoinen: Molecular forensics in wildlife biology
14.40-15.05, Tarja Tähtinen, Oona Könönen & Noora Kantola: Climate change and arctic food webs
15.05-15.30, Roosa Harju, Evellina Airaksinen & Jani Kettunen: Uncertain information and risk of overharvest
15.30-15.55, Sophia Mizza, Claudia Florentin, Leo Despains: Conservation implications of wildlife translocations
12.15-12.40 Erwin Alijando, Mahdi Aminikhah & Anwarul Islam: Harvesting data and grouse abundance
12.40-13.05 Margareta Kettunen, Marjo Heikkinen & Jesse Parker: Predator benefiting the prey?
13.05-13.30 Verane Bard, Sophie Klotz, Candice Carmona & Eva Prosperini: Influence of predator removal and its covariation with climate on prey.
13.30-13.55 Astrid Olejarz, Ekaterina Karabanina & Sanne Bergman: Habitat fragmentation and brown bear populations