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755328 Wildlife management and game animal ecology

Scope:5 cr.

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

 

 

Time

Room

Lecturer

Subject

Tue 11.09.

8-10

TA101

Kari Koivula

Introduction

Tue 18.09

8-10

SÄ110

KK

Hunting and game policy in Finland

Tue 25.09.

8-10

TA101

KK

Man as a predator

Tue 2.10.

8-16

Field

Jouni Aspi

Excursion

The place: http://tinyurl.com/nzpekhs

Fri 5.10. 12-14

TA101

KK

 Population growth:  hunting mortality and natural mortality

Tue 09.10.

8-10

TA101

KK

Population growth:   natural mortality and predator control

Fri 12.10.

12-14

TA101


KK

 

Population growth: Migration, translocation and game management

Tue 30.10

8-10

TA101

Tamara Hiltunen

"Wildlife Management in a South African Context".

Fri 02.11.

12-14

TA101

Ilpo Kojola

"Conservation and management of large carnivores"

Tue 06.11.

8-10

TA101Pekka Helle

Population dynamics of small game species’.

Fri 09.11.

14-16

PR101

Antti Oksanen

"Wildlife Health and Disease Ecology"

Tue 13.11.

8-10

SÄ112Jouni Aspi

"Genetic methods in Wildlife Ecology and Management"

Fri 16.11

12-14

TA101

Jeffrey Welker

"Stable Isotopes as a tool to study Predatory-prey interactions, carnivore & ungulate foraging ecology."

Fri 23.11.

12-14

TA101Samu Mäntyniemi

Individual based simulation model in wolf population assessment

 

Tue 27.11
14-16

AT 115BAll Seminar I

Fri 30.11
12-14

L7

All

Seminar II

Tue 04.12.18
16.15-19.15  

L1 

 

Exam

 

  

 

Seminar titles and time table

Available titles, key articles, and some instructions  in course material


November 27th

14.15-14.40,  Janne Welling, Jukka Aho, Juho HarmoinenMolecular 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 

 

November 30th

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

 

 

Course Material

 

 

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