M.INC.ECOL.612: Wildlife Management

Learning outcome:
Study of the principles and techniques involved in the manipulation of populations, habitats and people in order to manage wild animal populations. Detailed investigations of selected case studies.
Wildlife management involves conservation of threatened species, control of unwanted pests, and sustainable use of harvested species. This course traverses these three topics through weekly 2-hour seminar discussions of selected New Zealand and international wildlife case studies. The biology of various wildlife species is considered, together with the social, political and economic factors that influence their management.

Courses and examinations
1. Seminar: Wildlife Management
2. Practical course: Wildlife Management

Written exam (180 min)

Prerequisite for examination:
During the course students are required to present four selected scientific papers to the other students in the class. During these presentations students learn what is required when writing scientific papers (i.e. presentation of results) and this leads onto the Final Exam where students are required to convert a research report in a document suitable for publication in an international journal.

Admission requirements:

Recommended previous knowledge:


Person responsible for module:
Dr. James Ross

Course frequency:
Academic Term each winter semester

One semester

Number of repeat examinations permitted:

Recommended Semester:
First to third semester

Maximum number of students: