Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
Principles of fish management in freshwater and marine systems. Includes field and laboratory techniques for aquatic habitat and fishery resource assessment, aquaculture practices and consideration of contemporary issues pertinent to sport and commercial uses of renewable fisheries resources.
Credits: 3. Prereq: refer to the department.
Provides students with a basic understanding of the classification, nomenclature, morphology, ecological relationships, associations and uses of the major forest tree and shrub species of North America.
Credits: 4; Prereq: STA 2023.
Basic concepts of sampling methodology applicable to natural resources: simple random, stratified, systematic, multi-phase and multi-stage; cluster sampling, ratio, regression, difference estimation and line transects, and computer simulation of sampling methods. Course also includes design of cost-effective sample surveys and introduction to remote sensing, geographic information and global positioning systems.
Integrated Natural Resource Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
An integrative approach to the study of forest resource management for the production of multiple products, such as timber, recreation, wildlife, rangeland, etc., utilizing the case-study approach.
Natural Resource Policy and Economics
Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing.
Factors in evolution of forest, range, wildlife and related natural resources administration and policies in the United States. Course includes policy components, policy formation implementation, change processes and economic criteria for evaluating policy effectiveness.
Wildlife Issues in a Changing World
The biological and ecological basis of wildlife issues and the pathways humans use to resolve these issues. Topics include major animal phyla; evolutionary history of vertebrates; state, federal and international agencies that manage wildlife worldwide; and the impact of human activities on wildlife. (B)
Wildlife Issues in a Changing World Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: BSC 2006, WIS 2040 or WIS 2552.
Laboratory exercises complement lecture material from WIS 2040. Students learn to identify wildlife species in the southeastern US. This course also satisfies labroratory requirements for graduation. (B)
Biodiversity Conservation: Global Perspectives
The relationship between humans and the global biotic environment that supports them. This course explores human patterns of resource use and population biology that determine the status of the earth's biodiversity resources. The course helps students understand how today's human society affects global life support systems, and how individuals can make lifetime contributions to environmental solutions.
(B and N)
Credits: 1; Prereq: majors/minors only.
Wildlife ecology and conservation as a major and career.
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L.
Wildlife as a natural resource with emphasis on principles of conservation, ecology and management.
Wildlife Ecology and Management Laboratory
Credits: 2; Prereq: WIS 3401.
Laboratory familiarizing students with the characteristics, life history traits and identification of Florida's birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
The diversity of wildlife species in Florida with emphasis on amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds.
Laboratory exploring the diversity of wildlife in Florida's ecosystems with emphasis on field identification, natural history and ecology of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2011, BSC 2011L and WIE major with junior standing.
An interdisciplinary course that teaches the ecology of animals and the socio-economics of wildlife use. The first part of the course deals with the biology of tropical wildlife and the second with the historical, economic and political aspects of the use and management of tropical wildlife.
Introduction to Conservation Genetics
Credits: 4; Prereq: STA 2023, and either FOR 3153C, PCB 3601C or PCB 4044C .
Types of molecular polymorphisms found in nature, including how genetic information is organized, what evolutionary and demographic forces act to shape genetic polymorphisms, and how and why genetics are useful in population conservation and management.
Credits: 3; Prereq:STA 2023, and either FOR 3153C, PCB 3601C or PCB 4044C; and FOR 3434C, GIS 3043, SUR 3393/3393L or URP 4273.
Central constructs and methods of landscape ecology are applied to wildlife ecology and conservation.
Credits: 3; Prereq: WIS 3401.
Application of land management practices and their effects on wildlife habitats in Florida.
Credits: 4; Prereq: WIS 3401.
Ecological principles of conservation and management of wildlife in wetland environments, including a survey of the structure and function of major wetland types.
Ecology of Bird Introductions and Invasions
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010 and BSC 2011.
Ecology and conservation implications of introductions and invasions of birds. The course covers the invasion pathway model as well as the four levels of factors that can influence introduction outcomes.
Introduction to Wildlife Population Ecology
Credits: 3; Prereq: PCB 3034C and WIS 3401; and FOR 3153C, PCB 3601C or PCB 4044C.
The dynamics and regulation of biological populations and life-history theory.
Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation
Credits: 3; Prereq: WIS 3401 or WIS 4554.
Local and international models are used to provide an interdisciplinary overview of the theory and practice of conservation education, environmental communication and integrated resource management and conservation.
Credits: 2; Prereq: 1 course each in ecology and vertebrate ecology.
Intensive advanced field experience in scientific study design and ecology of wild bird populations and communities.
Credits: 3; Prereq: PCB 3063 or WIS 3553C; and FOR 3153C, PCB 3034C, PCB 3601C or PCB 4044C; and WIS 3401.
Overview of the major problems in conservation and of the biological principles and theories to preserve this diversity.
Credits: 3; Prereq: STA 2023 and WIS 3401.
Concepts and applications of quantitative techniques in ecology and wildlife management.
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.
Individual study of a selected topic related to wildlife ecology and conservation as contracted with the instructor at the start of the term.
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.
Independent honors research project open only to students in the CALS honors program.
Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits.
Variable current issues and in-depth study in wildlife, forestry, range, recreation and fisheries issues not covered in other courses.
Practical Work Experience in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change of experience up to 8 credits.
Practical work experience in the field of wildlife ecology and conservation.
Credits: 4; Prereq: WIS 3402.
Practical training in wildlife research techniques, including radiotelemetry, trapping methods, immobilization and marking of birds, mammals and herps.