Wildlife Management

Course Information
TitleΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΑΓΡΙΑΣ ΠΑΝΙΔΑΣ / Wildlife Management
Code077Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420000086

Programme of Study: UPS School of Forestry and Natural Environment (2009-today)

Registered students: 236
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course745

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600125960
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To develop an understanding of the techniques useful for monitoring wildlife populations and habitats. To develop current methodology for studying wildlife populations and structure. To develop a knowledge for implementing management plans for wildlife species and particularly for endangered species. To understand the modern human impacts on wildlife and determining appropriate management measures for their mitigation.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
History and goals of wildlife management. Decision analysis, feasible options and failures in wildlife management. Methods of estimating population parameters, estimation of abundance, growth rates, reproduction, mortality, dispersion, food habits and genetic structure. Experimental design and sampling techniques. Wildlife management techniques, capture, marking, radio-telemetry, blood sampling, artificial nest-sites. Characteristics of animal community. Conservation of endangered species. Causes of species and population extinction. Minimum viable population size and population viability analysis. Estimation of maximum sustainable yield in game species population. Causes and prevention of damage by vertebrate pest species. Conservation of biodiversity and management of animal community. Criteria for protected areas establishment. Processes of protected areas degradation. Conservation, management, restoration of wildlife habitat within protected areas. Human impacts (pollution, global warming, roads, wind farms, electrocution, invasive species etc) on wildlife and their mitigation measures.
Keywords
endangered species, game species, pest species, population characteristics, population management
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
The theoretical and laboratorial courses were taugh by using PC and projectors. Furthermore, students can be informed weekly by the e-learning for recent teaching and projects.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures521.7
Laboratory Work652.2
Fieldwork90.3
Internship120.4
Exams120.4
Total1505
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μπακαλούδης Δ. & Χ. Βλάχος (2009) Διαχείριση Άγριας Πανίδας: Θεωρία και Εφαρμογές. Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Last Update
17-09-2018