WIS 5496 Research Design in Wildlife Ecology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Scientific philosophy and logic of modern ecological approaches, and practical research design as applied to wildlife field ecology. Offered fall term.

Prerequisite: STA 2023 or equivalent; upper-division course in ecology.

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WIS 5555C Conservation Biology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Application of biological and resource management theory to the problem of the conservation of natural communities. Offered fall term.

Prerequisite: basic courses in ecology, genetics.

WIS 5562 Conservation Medicine 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Discusses conservation and wildlife forensic science with a transdisciplinary approach. Topics include forensic science, wildlife crime, illegal wildlife trade, and bushmeat trade; ecotoxicology, and the use of plants to harm humans, livestock, or wildlife.

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WIS 6421 Wildlife Toxicology: The Ecohealth Perspective 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a global assessment of toxicological stressors, including pesticides, environmental contaminants, and other emerging chemical threats, and reviews the impact on wildlife, through an ecohealth perspective. Outlines the physiological and pathological impacts of toxins in wildlife as it relates to the investigative process for wildlife forensics.

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WIS 6425 Carrion Ecology and Evolution 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Carrion Ecology and Evolution includes a range of organisms including molecular, bacterial, fungal, invertebrate, and vertebrate communities. Intra interspecific interactions related to population biology, community ecology, processes that manifest into habitats and ecosystems will be addressed. A multidisciplinary view of organisms will provide the basis for understanding decomposition.

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WIS 6455 Wildlife Population Ecology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Rigorous background in population analysis covering population growth and regulation, species interactions, life-history theory, and population viability analysis.

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WIS 6466 Wildlife Population Modeling 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theory and applications of life tables, age, and stage-structured matrix population models. Sensitivity analysis and analysis of life table response experiments. Unstructured population models.

Prerequisite: one course in calculus or liner algebra; one course in basic or popular ecology.

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WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Exploration of applied and quantitative methods to explore links between landscape patterns and processes.

WIS 6525 Environmental Interpretation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theory and practice of environmental interpretation for natural resource management. Design, implementation, and evaluation of programming about environment for variety of audiences and settings.

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WIS 6544 Administration in Natural Resources 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Natural resource agency administration primer in budgets, personnel management, program development, leadership, and strategic planning.

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WIS 6556 Trade in Wild Resources 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides an overview of legal and illegal wildlife and plant trade, and global issues as related to CITES regulation and legislation and other international agreements. Covers species threatened by illegal activity and emphasizes efforts to combat elicit wildlife and plant activity, including successes and failures of current laws and legislation.

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WIS 6557 International Wildlife Conservation Law, Policy and Ethics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Upon successful completion of the course, students will understand the complexity of the international legal structure and be able to identify the organizations tasked with developing and enforcing international wildlife laws. In addition, students will gain skills necessary to identify the ethical and cultural concerns complicating solutions to conservation issues.

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WIS 6559 Contemporary Issues in Wildlife Protection and Conservation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of animal protection, as well as social, ethical, and legal issues involving animal management. Students will have learned conservation methodologies and practices, wildlife management theories and techniques, applied ecology, and regulation of wildlife populations.

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WIS 6561 Wildlife Crime Scene Processing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a detailed understanding of forensic science and medicine and how to properly document and process a crime scene where wildlife may be the victim, or possibly the perpetrator. Focus is on evidence recognition and handling as well as techniques for the improvisation of crime scene processing equipment under field conditions.

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WIS 6563 Wildlife Forensic Pathology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examine the pathology and pathogenesis of infectious and non-infectious diseases, traumatic injury, and poisoning that are a feature of wildlife forensic cases. Recognition of aspects of gross and histopathological pathology and correlate changes with clinical pathology and other data. Understand infectious agents and involvement in the production of pathological lesions.

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WIS 6576 Human and Wildlife Conflict 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces issues of human and wildlife conflict both in historical context and current conservation. Explore solutions, including innovative and traditional agricultural practices, hunting and tourism as potential means of off-setting the cost of wildlife damage, and policy development at the local, regional, and national or international levels.

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WIS 6578 Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Interdisciplinary overview of theory and practice of conservation education, communication, and integrated resource management using local and international models.

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WIS 6905 Research Problems in Wildlife and Range Sciences 1-6 Credits, Max 10 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Research Problems in Wildlife and Range Sciences

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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WIS 6910 Supervised Research 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Research

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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WIS 6933 Seminar 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: S/U

Seminar

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WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 1-4 Credits, Max 10 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced concepts and practices in wildlife management and conservation. Topics vary.

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WIS 6940 Supervised Teaching 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Teaching

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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WIS 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Master's Thesis

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WIS 7979 Advanced Research 1-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field of study or for students who have been accepted for a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

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WIS 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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