Conservation Biology & Population Ecology Lab

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Wildlife Biology

Dr. Karen V. Root, Dept. of Biological Sciences




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Wildlife Biology (BIOL 4300/5300)

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In this course we will focus on the evolution, ecology, conservation and management of vertebrates (i.e., birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals). We will use a variety of sources (e.g., textbooks, primary literature, web sites, samples) to explore these topics.

Wildlife Biology is each Fall Semester. BIOL 4300 is the undergraduate section and BIOL 5300 is the graduate section.

Students are challenged with adopting a wildlife species and writing about its evolution, ecology and conservation, evaluating case studies, readings with class discussions, hands-on exercises using real data, and issue debates.

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