Mar 21, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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BIOS 3690 - Wildlife Habitat Management

A course covering theoretical and practical aspects of management of wildlife and their habitats; it examines ecological, social, economic and regulatory (policy) perspectives of managing wildlife population and wildlife habitat management aimed towards sustainable use of wildlife. After completing this course, students have a better understanding of the ecological principles for managing and restoring wildlife populations and their habitats in line with local, state and federal policy mandates.

Requisites: C- or Better in BIOS 1710 and 1715
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to analyze and communicate the scientific basis and historical context of wildlife management in the United States
  • Students will be able to recognize specific features and characteristics of terrestrial and aquatic habitats important in maintaining and managing fish, wildlife and biological diversity
  • Students will be able to describe basic management principles associated with a variety of game and non-game wildlife species
  • Students will be able to analyze and interpret data, ecological models and scientific results pertaining to wildlife management
  • Students will be able to implement quantitative methods for analysis of space use by animals, including home range models, habitat selection, and resource selection functions
  • Students will be able to use spreadsheet software to manage and manipulate field data, summarize field data using descriptive statistics, and create graphs and tables that communicate effectively to a broad audience
  • Students will be able to communicate clearly about how scientific data is used in real-world management decisions.
  • Students will be able to analyze and communicate the fundamental ecological concepts and scientific tools used for managing wildlife and their habitat

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