Begin the autumn with a course about wildlife

Last changed: 31 March 2020
Hunting fox

Study Wildlife Biology at Grimsö Wildlife Research station situated in the forest in the middle of Sweden, close to wolves, moose, cranes and their habitats. The course provides knowledge and tools that are important for research, conservation and sustainable use of wildlife populations.

The research at Grimsö Wildlife Research Station provides a scientific base for Swedish management of wild animals and birds. This necessitates knowledge about wildlife population dynamics, spatial ecology and predator-prey interactions, as well as how human activity and wildlife species affect each other.

"I would recommend this course to anyone pursuing a career in the field of Wildlife Biology. "

In addition, methods for research and adaptive management as well as mitigation of conflicts are important parts of the course.

Active researchers as teachers

The Wildlife Biology course is largely based on teaching by active researchers at the top of their fields who present the most up to date knowledge about ecology of a wide range of wildlife species and how this knowledge is implemented in management and conservation.

"A course where you go outside many times is always fun, in the field you learn the most."

Furthermore, guest lecturers teach wildlife management practice and organization from regional to European level, reindeer herding etc.

Many interesting excersions

Our students appreciate that the course is given at the research station with ample opportunities for excursions at the course, as well as exploring the research area at your time off.

"Thanks for an amazing course."

Indeed, excursions and exercises in the field led by experts on the topic is an important part of the course, including a 4-day excursion to a beautiful estate, west of Alingsås, where we learn about their hunting management, monitoring of ungulate populations and watch wildlife!

Wildlife biology is the course to take if you want to pursue a career in wildlife research or management in the future, or just want to learn more about wildlife ecology and management.

The quotes comes from students that took the course 2019.

Group of students in the middle of a field.
Students on exkursion. Photo: Johan Månsson
A fallow deer looking straight into your eyes.
Fallow deer. Photo: Johan Månsson
Cranes in the morning light.
Cranes. Photo: Johan Månsson
Two older building at a meadow.
Grimsö Research Station. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Grazing cattle on a meadow.
Grazing cattle near Grimsö. Photo: Jenny Svennås Gillner
Learn more about research methods. Photo: Jenny Svennås Gillner
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