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BI1299

Fish and Wildlife Management

The course focus is knowledge of fish and wildlife management with a focus on harvested fish, mammals and birds. After finishing the course you will be able to plan the sustainable management of selected fish and wildlife species based on a consideration of their population biology, habitat requirements, predation, harvest, the goals of society, and other aspects, communicate recommendations for the management of fish or wildlife populations at a level appropriate for professional managers, scientists and the public. You will receive training in efficiently finding the information needed for management of fish and wildlife populations. Field excursions illuminate selected problems in current management or habitat restauration. The course includes realistic exercises designed to help students acquire and develop proficiency in communication skills needed to be successful managers of fish and wildlife populations in the real world.

Additional course evaluations for BI1299

Academic year 2020/2021

Fish and Wildlife Management (BI1299-40015) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2020/2021

Fish and Wildlife Management (BI1299-M4015) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Fish and Wildlife Management (BI1299-40029) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Fish and Wildlife Management (BI1299-40049) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

BI1299 Fish and Wildlife Management, 15.0 Credits

Skötsel av vilt- och fiskpopulationer

Syllabus approved

2018-11-15

Subjects

Biology Forest science

Education cycle

Second cycle

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge at basic level equivalent to 120 credits including
- 60 credits Biology including 15 credits Ecology or
- 60 credits Forest Science including 15 credits Ecology or
- 60 credits Natural Resource Management including 15 credits Ecology or
- 60 credits Environmental Sciences including 15 credits Ecology
and advanced courses equivalent to
- 15 credits Forest Sciences or
- 15 credits Biology or
- 15 credits environmental sciences
and
- English 6

Objectives

The aim of the course is for students to acquire knowledge needed for the sustainable mangement of fish and wildlife with a focus on harvested fish, mammals and birds.

After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- Efficiently find, critically evaluate, and synthesize published material from scientific and management sources, identify any gaps in the data needed for sound management and plan the research to get it.
- Plan the sustainable management of fish and wildlife species based on a consideration of their population biology, habitat requirements, predation, harvest, the goals of society, and other aspects.
- Communicate recommendations for the management of fish or wildlife populations at a level appropriate for professional managers and scientists.
- Effectively communicate their management recommendations and the basis for them to the public.

Content

Through lectures and case studies, and the literature, students will acquire knowledge of the field of fish and wildlife management with a focus on the sustainable harvest of fish, mammals and birds. Assigned readings focus on the biology of the species scrutinised as case studies. Habitat management and restoration, harvesting scenarios, predators, migration, and current harvesting approaches are covered for selected species, as is the role of humans in adaptive resource management.

Students will receive training in efficiently finding the information needed for management of fish and wildlife populations. Field excursions illuminate selected problems in current management or habitat restauration. Literature studies based on selected readings are important means of learning throughout the course. The course includes realistic exercises designed to help students develop proficiency in both oral and written communication to the public as well as to professionals because all four are needed for successful management of fish and wildlife populations. Seminars, labs,exercises and study visits may be compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved written examination and approved participation in compulsory exercises.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Lectures, seminars, computer exercises, group and individual assignments, and literature studies are used, of which some can be compulsory.

The course is a part of the Master’s Programme in the Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations and is also open to other students.

Students following the Forest Science programme at SLU meet the requirements of 15 credits in Ecology by the courses given over the first two years of the programme. The requirement of 15 credits in Ecology can also be met by the course SG0251 Forest Ecology 15 credits.

SLU is environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. A large part of our courses cover knowledge and skills that contribute positively to the environment. To further strengthen this, we have specific environmental goals for the education. Students are welcome to suggest actions regarding the course’s content and implementation that lead to improvements for the environment. For more information, see webpage www.slu.se.

Responsible department

Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)
Biology field: Ekologi
Replaces: BI1157
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest Science - Master´s Programme Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Second cycle
Subject: Biology Forest science
Course code: BI1299 Application code: SLU-40034 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies Pace: 100%