Wildlife ecology 780

Module code NLB 780
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Research in wildlife management focuses on gaining a better understanding of patterns of animal distribution, abundance, and diversity, and implementation of scientifically sound strategies for sustainable management and conservation of wildlife populations. This module will develop an in-depth understanding of core wildlife management concepts with a focus on population characteristics, the density concept, mortality, natality, life tables, population growth, harvesting quotas, population regulation, population structure, dispersal, dispersion, aggregation, isolation and territoriality, competition and predator-prey relationships. This module will also explore new ideas, and advanced research methods to evaluate ecological data in the context of wildlife ecology.

Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Zoology and Entomology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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