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.
Lecture handouts in course material
Hunting and game policy in Finland
Man as a predator
Population growth: Sustainable yield and hunting mortality
Population growth: natural mortality and predator control
Veli-Matti Kangas et al
The place: http://tinyurl.com/nzpekhs
they changed it back
Conservation and management of large carnivores
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|Hunting and game management on state land|
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|TA101||JA +others available||Seminar|
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Seminar titles and time table
Available titles and key articles course material
Session I, Friday November 18th, 10.15-12.00, TA 101
Time table may change. Check the latest on Thu 17th
10.15-10.35 Jenni Kaisto & Annariikka Nikupeteri:
11.15-11.35 Iikka Jaakola Anne-Mari Lehvola & Titus Hielkema: Wolf population genetics in Europe
11.35-11.55 Monika Mäkelä, Jaani Mustonen & Jannatul Ferdous: An evaluation of the scientific quality of Finnish wolf population monitoring
Session II, Tuesday November 22th, 14.15-16.00, PR174
14.55-15.15 Audric Berger & Hossein Sabbar: