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Fish and Wildlife Management

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Through a combination of traditional lecturing, discussion-based activities, and self-directed learning, students will acquire knowledge of the sustainable harvesting and management of fish and wildlife. Selected case studies are used throughout the course to guide the learning of different management approaches/philosophies, with a focus on adaptive wildlife management and evidence-based conservation. Students will synthesize and apply knowledge on fundamental animal population biology (e.g., habitat needs, predation and foraging, reproduction), animal monitoring and management (e.g., harvesting strategies, techniques, equipment), while also considering human dimensions (e.g., stakeholder conflicts, legislative frameworks, international perspectives) to make decisions and recommendations for managing fish and wildlife. Students will be trained in how to effectively find the information in the literature and best practices for critically evaluating data. 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, exercises and study visits may be compulsory.

Teaching formats:

This course is taught using a mixture of teaching formats that include classroom-based learning and self-directed learning. In the classroom, students will acquire new information via traditional lecturing and discussion-based activities with their peers. Classes are taught by experts in the field, including select guest lectures by managers and excursions. Students will extend their knowledge via self-directed learning outside of the classroom, which will involve assigned readings from the primary literature and working on project work and assignments. Students will work both independently and in groups, and will be trained in both written and oral communication skills needed for future work as professionals in wildlife management. Select excursions (when possible) to relevant field sites help students connect the material learned about fish and wildlife management in class with its implementation in the real world. Lectures, assignments/project work, presentations, examinations, and excursions may be compulsory.

The course focuses on the following generic competencies:*

Synthesis of knowledge, communication, independence and teamwork.

The following course components are compulsory:*

Lectures, assignments/project work, presentations, examinations, and excursions may be compulsory.

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations - Master's Programme Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife (MSc) Forest Science - Master's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1F)
Subject: Biology
Course code: BI1448 Application code: SLU-40077 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Environmental Studies Pace: 100%