Wildlife Ecology

(WIS 6452)

Fall 2005

 

Tuesday, Period 4 (10:40 – 11:30 a.m.); Thursday, Periods 4 – 5 (10:40 a.m. –  12:35 p.m.) Room 110 Rogers Hall (ROG).

 

Professor Bill Giuliano

 

 

Syllabus               Reading Assignments             Discussion Leaders & Project Teams

 

 

Class Schedule

Date

Topic

Reading Assignments

8/25

Course Introduction; Assignment of project topics; Technical writing and publishing; Defining wildlife

1

8/30

History of wildlife management & conservation; What is the legal status of wildlife?

2

9/1

Of what value are wildlife?; Population ecology

3

9/6

Population ecology

4

9/8

Wildlife nutrition

5

9/13

How & why do wildlife use cover?

6

9/15

Wildlife movements

7

9/20

Wildlife reproduction

8

9/22

Wildlife mortality

9

9/27

Wildlife mortality

10

9/29

Wildlife harvest

11

10/4

Wildlife habitat

12

10/6

Wildlife habitat management

13

10/11

Population ecology revisited

14

10/13

Leopold: A Sand County Almanac

15

10/18

Midterm Exam

 

10/20

Wildlife & agriculture

16

10/25

EDIS Paper Topic Due; Wildlife in rangelands

17

10/27

Forest wildlife

18

11/1

Wildlife in parks, refuges, and wildlife management areas

19

11/3

Urban/suburban wildlife

20

11/8

Project Presentation

 

11/10

Project Presentation

 

11/15

Wetland wildlife

21

11/17

Project Paper Due; Coastal & island wildlife; Exotic species issues

22

11/22

Rare, threatened, & endangered wildlife

23

11/24

No Class - Thanksgiving

 

11/29

EDIS Paper Due; Human dimensions of wildlife

24

12/1

Adaptive management; Wildlife policy

25

12/6

Leopold’s ideas: then and now

26

12/8

No Class - Reading Day

 

12/14

Final Exam (14E; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; ROG Room 110)