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ff755328 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 them.

Lecture handouts  in course material

 

Time

Room

Lecturer

Subject

Tue 12.09.

8-10

TA101

Kari Koivula

Introduction

Fri 22.09

10.15-12.00

TA101

KK

Hunting and game policy in Finland

Tue 26.09.

8-10

TA101

KK

Man as a predator

Fri 29.09.

10-12

TA101

KK

Population   growth: Sustainable yield and hunting mortality

Mon. 02.10.

08.00-

FIELD

????

Excursion

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

Tue 03.10.

8-10

TA101

KK

Population growth:   natural mortality and predator control

Fri 06.10.

10-12

TA101


KK

 

Population growth: Migration, translocation and game management

Tue 10.10

8-10

TA101

 



Fri 13.10.

10-12

TA101

 

 

 

Tue 17.10.

8-10

TA101  

Fri 20.10.

10-12

TA101

 

 

Fri 27.10.

10-12

TA101 

 

Tue 31.10

8-10

TA101

 

 

Fri 03.11.

10-12

TA101 


Mon 13.11.

12-14

SÄ105 

 

Tue 14.11.

8-10

SÄ105  

Fri 24.11.

10-12

TA101

 

 

Mon 27.11.

12-14

SÄ105

JA & others available

 

Seminar

Fri 01.12.

10-12

TA101JA & others available

Seminar

Seminar titles and time table

Available titles and key articles course material

 

 

Course Material

 

 

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