Wildlife Management

Course Information
TitleΔιαχείριση Άγριας Πανίδας / Wildlife Management
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019460

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 81
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course745

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To understand the appropriate techniques for monitoring wildlife populations and their habitats. To develop current methodology for studying wildlife populations' dynamic 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.
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
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
Laboratory Work652.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μπακαλούδης Δ. & Χ. Βλάχος (2009) Διαχείριση Άγριας Πανίδας: Θεωρία και Εφαρμογές. Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, Θεσσαλονίκη.
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