Prerequisites: ENV 501 and 502, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of natural resource management and the complexities of applying these principles to real-world problems. The focus is on the biological and ecological basis for wildlife and fisheries management. Students will gain experience with quantitative and qualitative techniques used to analyze and manage ecosystems in an integrated fashion that combines biological, economic and political considerations. The impact of global climate change on long-term management plans will also be considered.