Prerequisite: ENV 502 or permission of the instructor. (Offered as needed/1 credit)
This course will introduce the modeling of structured populations. Deterministic models will be used as a starting point, but the course will emphasize stochastic models that can incorporate several types of variability into demographic parameters. Several aspects of population structure will be considered, including age, stage, genetic and spatial structure. Topics examined will include population dynamics, regulation and harvesting; metapopulation structure; conservation genetics; risk assessment; and population viability analysis.