Study programme

Wildlife ecology and conservation (176012)

ECTS 6.00
English language R1
E-learning R1
Teaching hours 60
Lectures 28
Practicum 20
Seminar 12
Assoc. Prof. Nikica Šprem, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Tea Tomljanović, PhD
Assist. Prof. Toni Safner, PhD
Associate teacher for exercises
Assoc. Prof. Nikica Šprem, PhD
Associate teacher for seminars
Assoc. Prof. Nikica Šprem, PhD
Sufficient (2) 60-70%
Good (3) 71-80%
Very good (4) 81-90%
Excellent (5) 91-100%
Conditions for obtaining signature
Regular attendance to the classes and field trips, seminar

Course coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Nikica Šprem, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Nikica Šprem, PhD

Course description

Application of biological to the problem of the wildlife ecology and conservation. Population processes of wildlife resources and applying theory to management. Wildlife ecology and management in agricultural lands with accent on human wildlife conflicts. Basic of GIS modeling and its application.

Type of course

General competences

Oral exam

Types of instruction

  • Auditory Exercises
  • Design exercises
  • Field work
  • Lectures
  • Seminars

Learning outcomes

Learning outcome Evaluation methods
knowledge in wildlife ecology and conservation Oral exam
recognition of animal taxes Oral exam
basic of GIS modeling Oral exam
basic of conservation genetics Oral exam
human widlife conflict Oral exam
capability for independent check and processing of scientific literature Seminar essay, Project
capability for independent writing of minor scientific papers and presentation of results Seminar essay

Methods of grading

Evaluation elements Maximum points or Share in evaluation Grade rating scale Grade Direct teaching hours Total number of average student workload ECTS
Total 60 180 6

Weekly class schedule

  1. Introduction to wildlife ecology and Conservation
  2. Taxonomy and systematics
  3. Wildlife ecology and behaviour I
  4. Wildlife ecology and behaviour II
  5. Wildlife ecology and behaviour III
  6. Research Methods and communications
  7. Genetics in conservation and wildlife management
  8. Environmental Impact assessment
  9. GIS in wildlife science
  10. Human wildlife conflict
  11. Skills for wildlife Conservation (Field trip I)
  12. Skills for wildlife Conservation (Field trip II)
  13. Seminar I
  14. Seminar II
  15. Seminar III

Obligatory literature

  1. Putman, R., Apollonio, M. ()2014) Behaviour and managements of European ungulates. Whittles publishing, Scotland, UK
  2. Apollonio, M., Andersen, R., Putman, R. (2010) European ungulates and their management in the 21st century. Cambridge university press, UK
  3. Braun, E.C. (2005) Techniques for wildlife investigations and management. The wildlife society, Maryland, USA