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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 durable hunting of game animals. The student will be also able to appraise the basics of durable hunting of game animals and critically judge different 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 2015, some 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 of course only the Oodi-registered students get these.

Time

Room

Lecturer

Subject

Tue 15.09.

14.15-16.00

TA101

Kari Koivula

Introduction

Fri 18.09

10.15-12.00

KE251

KK

Hunting and game policy in Finland

Tue 22.09.

14.15-16.00

SÄ110

KK

Man as a predator

Fri 25.09.

10.15-12.00

KE251

KK

Population   growth: Sustainable yield and hunting mortality

Tue 29.09.

14.15-16.00

TA101

KK

Population   growth: Sustainable yield and hunting mortality

Fri 02.10.

10.15-12.00

KE251

KK

Population   growth: Sustainable yield and hunting mortality

Mon. 05.10.

08.15-

FIELD

Veli-Matti Kangas et al

http://tinyurl.com/q9mbq74

Excursion

The place: http://www.eraluvat.fi/metsastys/riistanhoito/palosaaren-mallitila.html

Tue 06.10

14.15-16.00

SÄ110


KK


Population growth:   natural mortality and predator control

Fri 09.10.

10.15-12.00

KE251

KK

 

Migration,   translocation and game management

Tue 13.10.

14.15-16.00

TA101

Pekka Helle

http://tinyurl.com/nvs9qn5

Monitoring of forest game in Finland

Fri 16.10.

10.15-12.00

KE251

Pekka Helle

 

Population dynamics of small game.

Tue 20.10.

14.15-16.00

SÄ110

Antti Oksanen

(http://www.evira.fi/portal/fi/tietoa+evirasta/yhteystiedot/henkilohaku/?pid=2165)

Wildlife health and disease ecology

Fri 23.10

10.15-12.00

KE251

Ilpo Kojola

http://tinyurl.com/nh7a7ls

Conservation and management of large carnivores

Tue 27.10.

14.15-16.00

FY1120

Petri Lampila

http://tinyurl.com/p2e6hho

Ecology and harvest of holarctic geese I

Fri 30.10.

10.15-12.00

KE251Petri Lampila

Ecology and harvest of holarctic geese II

Tue 03.11.

14.15-16.00

SÄ110

Ahti Putaala

http://tinyurl.com/peab3qg

Sustaibnable hunting and game management on state land

Fri 06.11.

10.15-12.00

KE251

Jouni Aspi

Genetical methods in Wildlife Management

Tue 10.11.

14.15-16.00

SÄ102

Petri Lampila

http://tinyurl.com/p2e6hho

Ecology and harvest of holarctic geese I

Fri 13.11.

10.15-12.00

KE251Petri Lampila

Ecology and harvest of holarctic geese II

Tue 17.11.

14.15-16.00

SÄ110

JA +others   available

Seminar

Fri 20.11.

10.15-12.00

KE251JA +others   availableSeminar

Seminar titles and time table

Handouts and reports in course material

Tuesday Nov 17th  (SÄ 110)

14.15. Carolina De la Rosa, Ian Russell-Jones, Prince Itam: Forest structure and moose habitat use

14.35 Satu Aura, Iina Koivunen, Anna Antinoja ja Aino Kilponen: Wolfs, dogs and moose anti-predator behavior

14.55 Ville Näreaho, Heini Remes, Leena Hanhimäki, Marjut Pokela: Status of large mammal populations in northern Eurasia

 Short break

15.20 Johanna Konttila, Mariel Ruusulaakso, Antti Pöllänen, Antti Karppinen ja Kimmo Vuokare:  Large carnivores and increased social carrying capacity

15.40 Kia Rautakivi, Sonja Viinamäki, Mira Sassi ja Janne Markkula: Genetic connectivity and population viability in California Puma

 

Friday Nov 20th (KE251) 

10.15 Timo Hyttinen, Pekka Soini ja Juho Hyvönen: Defining Tiger Conservation Units

10.35 Emmy de Paus, Merlin Leunda Martiarena, Tessel Lagerwerf, Marjolein Mooij: Combined effect of two large carnivores on a Reindeer

10.55 Antoine Porte, Ada Farres, Alice Chassaigne and Johanna Treffner: Management problems in migrating waterbirds

11.15  Leif Väisänen, Shota Tsukamoto and Joanne Karanja:  Preventing zoonoses by controlling wildlife reservoir of infection:  Bovine TB and badger culling in British Isles

Course Material

 

 

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