Wildlife ecology and conservation (176012)

Course coordinator

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

ECTS: 6.00

English language: L1

E-learning: L1

Teaching hours: 60
Lectures: 28
Practicum: 20
Seminar: 12

Associate teacher for exercises
Associate teacher for seminars

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

General competencies

Oral exam

Types of instruction

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

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

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