Course Code: EVSP342 Course ID: 3304 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course examines the fundamental laws of population ecology, providing an overview of the underpinnings of population theory. Emphasis is placed on these principles as applied to conservation and management of fish and wildlife populations. Topics include assessing extinction risk of rare species, invasion dynamics of exotic species, demographic and environmental stochasticity, metapopulation dynamics, structured populations, species interactions, interspecific interactions, and micro-evolutionary processes. Use of case studies will demonstrate the application of population ecology models and methods to the management of fish and wildlife populations, and provide the opportunity to apply concepts to current problems and challenges in this field. Students will complete quantitative analyses throughout this course, and a familiarity with college algebra or statistics is encouraged.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||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 fundamental patterns of population dynamics.
LO-2 List commonly used mathematical models in the field of population ecology.
LO-3 Apply mathematical models to describe population dynamics.
LO-4 Predict changes in populations based on known variables and key assumptions.
LO-5 Define the terms habitat fragmentation, metapopulation, mutualism, parasitism, dispersal, predation, and competition.
LO-6 Summarize seminal scientific literature in the field of population ecology
|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 %|
|Worksheet 1||5.00 %|
|Worksheet 2||5.00 %|
|Worksheet 3||5.00 %|
|Worksheet 4||5.00 %|
|Worksheet 5||5.00 %|
|Midterm Assessment||15.00 %|
|Final Assessment||15.00 %|
|Project Proposal||6.00 %|
|Proposal - Wildlife Management Plan||6.00 %|
|Final Project||15.00 %|
|Wildlife Management Plan||15.00 %|
- See the Lessons section of the classroom for readings and weekly lecture notes
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:||Introduction to Population Ecology 2nd Ed-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Wiley Lib|
|Author:||Rockwood, Larry L.|
|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.