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Wildlife ecology

Language
English
Nature
optional B
Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
3
Semester in the curriculum
1
Credits
3
Lectures
22
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Prerequisite: –

Responsible teacher: Dr. Miklós Marosán

The main goal of this course is to present the niche of the wild animals like fields,forests and the water as a living space.  During the course, the main international and hungarian researches, programs  will  be described in this theme.Further goal is to give a basic description of population biology, especially the wild animal population.

Lectures theme

 

Topics

1

Types of habitats and their classification.

2

Types of forest, classifying forest types.

3

Forests and their function. Synchronizing forest management and game management.

4

Types of field habitats. How small game choose and use their habitat.

5

Sustaining, maintaining and developing field habitats. The impact of agriculture on the inhabiting species.

6

Types of water habitats. Shaping, maintaining and protecting water environments.

7

The connection between conservation and habitat development.

8

International conservation and wildlife protection conventions. 

9

Basic concepts of population biology, the place and role of wildlife biology in wildlife management.

10

Population dynamics and the properties of a population. The changes in population, mathematical models.

11

Environmental factors and their role in the spreading of species, biodiversity, niche.

12

Population dynamics of small game species.

13

Population dynamics of large game species.

14

Data collection in wild populations (methods for estimating the number of animals, sampling, marking animals, estimating the body condition of animals, examining the reproduction)

15

Models for controlling wildlife.

Exam information

writing test