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751368A, 751668S Wildlife management and game animal ecology

Scope:3,5-8 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 breeding 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: Finnish / English.

 

Time table for autumn 2014, some events still waiting for confirmation

 Lecture room for all the events is BF119A

Time

Lecturer

Subject

Tue 16.09.

14.15-16.00

Kari Koivula

Introduction

Fri 19.09

10.15-12.00

KK

Hunting and game   policy in Finland

Tue 23.09.

14.15-16.00

KK

Man as a predator

Fri 26.09.

10.15-12.00

KK

Population   growth: Sustainable yield and hunting mortality

Mon 29.09.

14.15-16.00

KK

Population growth:   Sustainable yield and hunting mortality

Fri 03.10.

10.15-12.00

KK

Population growth:   natural mortality and predator control

Tue 07.10.

14.15-16.00

KK

Migration,   translocation and game management

Fri 10.10

10.15-12.00

KK

Migration,   translocation and game management

Tue 14.10.

14.15-16.00

Pekka Helle

 

Forest game in   Finland: Monitoring

Fri 17.10.

10.15-12.00

Pekka Helle

 

Forest game in Finland   : Population dynamics

Tue 21.10.

14.15-16.00

Ahti Putaala

 

Sustainable hunting   and game management in state land

Fri 24.10.

10.15-12.00

Petri Lampila

Ecology and hunting   of the Holarctic geese I

Tue 28.10

14.15-16.00

Petri Lampila

Ecology and hunting   of the Holarctic geese II

Fri 31.10.

10.15-12.00

Veli-Matti Kangas

Moose harvest and management

Tue 04.11.

14.15-16.00

 

 

Fri 07.11.

10.15-12.00

Antti Oksanen

Parasites, diseases and their significance in game animal populations

Tue 11.11.

14.15-16.00

Jouni Aspi

Genetical tools in wildlife management

Fri 14.11.

10.15-12.00

 

 

Tue 18.11.

14.15-16.00

JA, KK +others   available

Seminar

Fri 21.11.

10.15-12.00

JA, KK +others   available

Seminar

 

Kari Koivula, Jouni Aspi, Veli-Matti Kangas: Univ. Oulu

Ahti Putaala,  Petri Lampila : Finnish Park and Forest Service

Pekka Helle, Game Research Institute

Antti Oksanen, Finnish Food Safety Authority

 

Course Material

 

 

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