38:373 Biogeography and Wildlife Management [Malcolm]

Prerequisite: 38:192 or 38:273 or permission of Instructor.

The first portion of the course explains the environmental factors that affect species diversity at spatial and temporal scales, including concepts such as biodiversity, communities & ecosystems, and island biogeography. This knowledge is then used as a basis for an interdisciplinary approach to the conservation and management of wildlife populations and their habitats. Units in this section include characteristics of populations, population growth and interaction, research design, and human dimensions of wildlife. Credit cannot be held for both this course and 38:276 and 38:374.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.