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BIOL 561. Conservation and Management of Animals

Department: Biology
Description: Biology, ecology, population structures, sampling methods, management techniques, life histories and demographic analysis, ecosystems, and conservation of animals.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the ecology and basic biology of the major groups of animals.
2. Assess the major groups of commercially important animals found worldwide, invasive species, and common native and invasive animals of Minnesota.
3. Specify the importance of biodiversity and mechanisms to conserve biodiversity
4. Assess the causes and consequences of threats to biodiversity
5. Determine conservation strategies to protect animal biodiversity in terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
6. Summarize the causes of variation in population genetics and how population genetics informs our understanding of the history of animal populations through time.
7. Construct population demographic assessments of animals, including sampling techniques and methods for estimating population size.
8. Produce management strategies for sustaining populations of threatened, endangered, and commercially important terrestrial and aquatic animals.
9. Develop a management plan for an invasive animal species.
10. Evaluate the data and conclusions drawn from primary literature, particularly in relation to the conservation and management of animals.

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