Course Code: EVSP341 Course ID: 3305 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
The course explores conceptually the ecological knowledge needed for wildlife conservation, including how species behavior and life history evolves and ultimately how that shapes wildlife populations. Traditional wildlife management topics will be included, along with an added emphasis on ethological implications that affect biological diversity. In addition, human behavior and its impact on wildlife populations and diversity will be studied through case studies, scientific literature, and assigned readings.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
LO-1 Explain the impact of individual and societal values, or conservation ethic, in determining management policy.
LO-2 Explain how general ecological principles, such as carrying capacity, competition, and predation, affect fish and wildlife populations.
LO-3 Apply knowledge of the relationships of wildlife within various habitats.
LO-4 Apply general management principles to real problems in forest, grassland, wetland and other ecosystems.
LO-5 Analyze wildlife population dynamics, demographics, genetics and structure.
LO-6 Integrate knowledge of ecological systems with management needs into a defendable position on a wildlife management issue.
LO-7 Develop a management plan for a threatened or endangered species, or an over-abundant species, with special attention to significant state and Federal legislation and regulations.
|Forum 1||3.00 %|
|Forum 2||3.00 %|
|Forum 3||3.00 %|
|Forum 4||3.00 %|
|Forum 5||3.00 %|
|Forum 6||3.00 %|
|Forum 7||3.00 %|
|Forum 8||3.00 %|
|Wildlife Management Plan Proposal||13.00 %|
|Wildlife Management Plan Literature Review||13.00 %|
|Literature Review Exercise||13.00 %|
|Wildlife Management Plan Poster||25.00 %|
|Wildlife Management Plan Final||25.00 %|
|FINAL Wildlife Management Plan||25.00 %|
Other readings as identified in the Lessons
Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:
- Environmental Science: http://apus.libguides.com/environmental_science
- Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
|Book Title:||Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management, 3rd Ed.-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Wiley Lib|
|Author:||Fryxell, John M. / Sinclair, Anthony R. E. / Caughley, Graeme|
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.