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  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    WIS 2040 Wildlife Issues in a Changing World
    Credits: 3.
    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)
    WIS 2552 Biodiversity Conservation: Global Perspectives
    Credits: 3.
    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. 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)
    WIS 2920 Wildlife Colloquium
    Credits: 1; Prereq: majors/minors only.
    Wildlife ecology and conservation as a major and career.
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    WIS 3401 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.
    WIS 3401L 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.
    WIS 3402 Wildlife of Florida
    Credits: 3.
    The diversity of wildlife species in Florida with emphasis on amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds.
    WIS 3402L Wildlife of Florida Laboratory
    Credits: 1.
    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.
    WIS 3404 Natural Resource Ecology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2011 or eqivalent.
    Application of ecological principles and natural history information to conserve and sustainably manage natural resources with an emphasis on animals and plants.
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    WIS 3434 Tropical Wildlife
    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.
    WIS 3553C 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.
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    WIS 4203C Landscape Ecology and Conservation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: STA 2023, and either FOR 3153C, PCB 3601C or PCB 4044C; and FOR 3434C, GIS 3043, GIS 3072C or URP 4273.
    Central constructs and methods of landscape ecology are applied to wildlife ecology and conservation.
    WIS 4427C Wildlife Habitat Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: WIS 3401.
    Application of land management practices and their effects on wildlife habitats in Florida.
    WIS 4443C Wetland Wildlife Ecology
    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.
    WIS 4454 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.
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    WIS 4501 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.
    WIS 4523 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.
    WIS 4547C Avian Field Techniques
    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.
    WIS 4554 Conservation Biology
    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.
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    WIS 4601C Quantitative Wildlife Ecology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: STA 2023 and WIS 3401.
    Concepts and applications of quantitative techniques in ecology and wildlife management.
    WIS 4900 Supervised Extension Experience in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic extension experiences in agricultural and life sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
    WIS 4905 Individual Problems
    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.
    WIS 4911 Supervised Research in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic research in wildlife ecology and conservation under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
    WIS 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
    Independent research in wildlife ecology and conservation leading to an honors thesis. Student will be mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
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    WIS 4934 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.
    WIS 4941 Internship in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
    Credits: 1 to 12; can be repeated with change of experience up to 12 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.
    Practical teaching, research, and extension experience in the field of wildlife ecology and conservation. Offered every semester.
    WIS 4945C Wildlife Techniques
    Credits: 4; Prereq: WIS 3402.
    Practical training in wildlife research techniques, including radiotelemetry, trapping methods, immobilization and marking of birds, mammals and herps.
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