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f755328 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 with written reports and final exam.

Assessment methods:Seminar with report 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 2016, some visitor events still waiting for confirmation

 Lecture room changes, cancellations (some will happen) etc: Keep on eye you e-mail, these pages and Oodi. We'll send through Oodi messages about these, but  only the Oodi-registered students get these.

Time

Room

Lecturer

Subject

Fri 16.09.

10.15-12.00

TA101

Kari Koivula

Introduction

Tue 20.09

14.15-16.00

TA101

KK

Hunting and game policy in Finland

Fri 23.09.

10.15-12.00

TA101

KK

Man as a predator

Tue 27.09.

14.15-16.00

TA101

KK

Population   growth: Sustainable yield and hunting mortality

Fri 30.09.

10.15-12.00

TA101

KK

Population growth:   natural mortality and predator control

Mon. 03.10.

08.00-

FIELD

Veli-Matti Kangas et al

Vekku: http://tinyurl.com/q9mbq74

Excursion

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

Tue 04.10.

14.15-16.00

KE251

KK

Population growth:  migration

Fri 07.10

10.15-12.00

TA101

Ilpo Kojola

http://tinyurl.com/hj7sssc


Conservation and management of large carnivores

Tue 11.10.

14.15-16.00

TA101

 

 

 

Fri 14.10.

10.15-12.00

TA101  

Tue 18.10.

14.15-16.00

TA101

Pekka Helle

http://tinyurl.com/nvs9qn5

Monitoring of forest game in Finland

Fri 21.10.

10.15-12.00

TA101

Pekka Helle

 

Population dynamics of small game.

Tue 25.10

10.15-12.00

TA101

 

 

Fri 28.10.

10.15-12.00

TA101Petri Lampila

Harvest, management and conservation of arctic geese

Tue 01.11.

14.15-16.00

SÄ105 


Fri 04.11.

10.15-12.00

TA101  

Tue 08.11.

14.15-16.00

SÄ105

 

 

Fri 11.11.

14.15-16.00

TA101

 

 


Tue 15.11.

14.15-16.00

SÄ105JA +others   available

Seminar

Fri 18.11.

10.15-12.00

TA101JA +others   availableSeminar

 

 

   

Seminar titles and time table

 

Handouts and seminar reports in course material

 

Course Material

 

 

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