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: 4; 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. Design of cost-effective sample surveys. Sampling methodology applicable to natural resources: simple random, stratified, systematic, multi-phase and multi-stage. Cluster sampling, ratio, regression and difference estimation. Line transects. Computer simulation of sampling methods. Intro 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 Administration
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; policy components; policy formation in implementation, administration and change processes; introduction to criteria for evaluating effectiveness of policies and administration.
Wildlife Issues in a Changing World
Introduction to the biological and ecological basis of wildlife issues and the pathways humans use to resolve these issues throughout the world. Topics include: major animal phyla; evolutionary history of vertebrates; state, federal and international agencies that manage wildlife worldwide; and the impacts of human activities on wildlife. (B).
Wildlife Issues in a Changing World Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: BSC 2006, WIS 2040 or WIS 2552.
This laboratory will include exercises designed to complement lecture material in WIS 2040 and will provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in identification of wildlife species in the SE US. This course will also satisfy graduation requirements for students needing a lab. (B)
Biodiversity Conservation: Global Perspectives
Introduction to the relationship between humans and the global biotic environment that supports them. This course explores human patterns of resource use and population biology determining the status of the earth's biodiversity resources. The goal of this course is to help students understand how today's human society affects global life support systems, and how individuals can make lifetime contributions to environmental solutions. (B, N)
The course will examine wildlife ecology and conservation as a major and career (for majors/minors only).
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L.
Wildlife as natural resource with emphasis on principles of conservation, ecology and management.
Wildlife Ecology and Management Laboratory
Credits: 2; Prereq: WIS 3401.
A laboratory designed to familiarize students with the characteristics, life history traits and identification of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of Florida.
Introduction to diversity of wildlife species in Florida with emphasis on amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds.
Introduces 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: WIE major, junior standing, BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L.
Tropical Wildlife is an interdisciplinary course that teaches students about both 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: 3; Prereq: Basic biology, STA 3024, and one of PCB 3034C, 3601C, 4044C or FOR 3153C .
This course provides an introduction to the types of molecular polymorphisms found in nature, 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 PCB 3601C, PCB 4044C or FOR 3153C and GIS 3043, SUR 3393/3393L, URP 4273 or FOR 3434C.
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.
Introduction to Wildlife Population Ecology
Credits: 3; Prereq: WIS 3401 and PCB 3034C, PCB 3601C or PCB 4044C or FOR 3153C.
Introduction to 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:WIS 3553 or PCB 3063; PCB 3034C, PCB 3601C, PCB 4044C, or FOR 3153C; and WIS 3401.
This course is an 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 up to 6 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.
Independent honors research project. This course is open only to students in the CALS Upper-division Honors program.
Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits.
Selected topics in wildlife, forestry, range, recreation and fisheries. Topics include special current issues and in-depth study of topics 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.
Credits: 4; Prereq: WIS 3402.
Practical training in wildlife research techniques including radiotelemetry, methods of trapping, immobilization and marking of birds, mammals and herps.