Wildlife & Agriculture

(WIS 6934)

Fall 2006

 

Tuesday, Period 6 (12:50 1:40 p.m.) Room 222 Newins-Ziegler Hall (NZH);

Thursday, Periods 6 7 (12:50 a.m. 2:45 p.m.) Room 219 Newins-Ziegler Hall (NZH)

 

Professor Bill Giuliano

 

 

Syllabus                       Grades                    Readings

 

Class Schedule

Date

Topic

PDF

PPT

8/24

Course introduction

Farm and range landscapes

Historical trends in agricultural land-use & its effects on wildlife

8/29

Crop production

8/31

Crop production discussion

 

 

9/5

Orchards, plantations, & nurseries; Livestock

9/7

Orchards, plantations, & nurseries discussion; Livestock discussion

 

 

9/12

Range, pasture & hayfield management

9/14

Range, pasture & hayfield management discussion

 

 

9/19

Open

 

 

9/21

Open

 

 

9/26

Open

 

 

9/28

Open

 

 

10/3

Agriculture as ecological sacrifice

Restoring nature on farms

 

 

10/5

Open

 

 

10/10

Silvopasture & other agroforestry practices

10/12

Silvopasture & other agroforestry practices discussion

 

 

10/14-10/15

North Florida Field Trip

 

 

10/17

Water issues & agrichemicals

10/19

Water issues & agrichemicals discussion

 

 

10/24

Exam 1 Due

Field trip preparation

General discussion

 

 

10/26-10/29

South Florida Field Trip

 

 

10/31

Wildlife & hunting as alternative agricultural enterprises

Wildlife damage & control

11/2

Wildlife & hunting as alternative agricultural enterprises discussion

Wildlife damage & control discussion

 

 

11/7

Organic farming

Integrated pest management

11/9

Organic farming discussion

Integrated pest management discussion

 

 

11/14

Laws, policies, & programs for wildlife in agricultural landscapes

11/16

Laws, policies, & programs for wildlife in agricultural landscapes discussion

 

 

11/21

Sustainable agriculture, whole farm planning, & landscape perspectives

11/23

Sustainable agriculture, whole farm planning, & landscape perspectives discussion

Book Review Due

 

 

11/28

Integrating wildlife & agriculture

The farm as natural habitat: reconnecting food systems with ecosystems

11/30

Project Report Due

Project Presentations

 

 

12/5

The future of wildlife in agricultural landscapes

12/7

No Class Reading Day

 

 

12/11

Final Exam (11E; 5:30 7:30 p.m.; NZH Room 222)