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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 these.

Lecture handouts  in course material

 

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

TA101

not KE251

KK

they changed it back

Population growth: Migration, translocation and game management

Fri 07.10

10.15-12.00

TA101

Ilpo Kojola

http://tinyurl.com/gnfrwwa

http://tinyurl.com/hj7sssc

 


Conservation and management of large carnivores

Tue 11.10.

14.15-16.00

TA101

Antti Oksanen

 

Wildlife health and disease ecology

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

14.15-16.00

TA101

Jouni Aspi

Genetic methods in Wildlife Ecology

Fri 28.10.

10.15-12.00

TA101Petri Lampila

Harvest, management and conservation of arctic geese

Tue 01.11.

14.15-16.00

SÄ105Veli-Matti Kangas

Moose ecology and management in Finland


Fri 04.11.

10.15-12.00

TA101JA & KKSeminar info

Tue 08.11.

14.15-16.00

SÄ105

Ahti Putaala

Hunting and game management on state land

Fri 11.11.

14.15-16.00

TA101

 

 


Tue 22.11.

14.15-16.00

xxxxJA +others   available

Seminar

Fri 18.11.

10.15-12.00

TA101JA +others   availableSeminar

Tue 22.11.

14.15-16.00

PR174JA +others   available

Seminar

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: Predators and game birds: Goshawks and black grouse nesting success SLIDES REPORT

10.35-10.55  Valentine Foulquier & Océane Maurel: Predators and game birds: Predator removal and sage grouse nesting success SLIDES REPORT

10.55-11.15 Veronique Hellmund & Danielle Tsang: Human-carnivore conflict: ecological trap for brown bear  SLIDES REPORT

11.15-11.35 Iikka Jaakola Anne-Mari Lehvola & Titus Hielkema: Wolf population genetics in Europe SLIDES REPORT

11.35-11.55 Monika Mäkelä,  Jaani Mustonen & Jannatul Ferdous: An evaluation of the scientific quality of Finnish wolf population monitoring SLIDES REPORT

 


Session II, Tuesday November 22th, 14.15-16.00, PR174
 

14.15-14.35 Jokinen Jaakko, Jukkola Jari & Suninen Taru: Population trajectories in boreal waterbirds SLIDES REPORT

14.35-14.55 Karttunen Oona & Olli Anne: Hunting effort and population densities as determinants of grouse bag size SLIDES REPORT

14.55-15.15 Audric Berger & Hossein Sabbar: Hunting and management of Finnish seal species SLIDES REPORT

Course Material

 

 

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