LSLS10091U Wildlife Management in densely populated areas (Nordnatur)
Forest and Landscape Engineer
Urban Landscape Engineer
Nordnatur students from the Baltic and Nordic countries.
The objectives of the course are to give a basic and advanced knowledge to understand the complexities of managing wildlife in populated environments (urban and rural) and to organize a professional advisory input to the management and conservation process. By bringing together students from several studies and from different countries, it will be possible to create groups of professional and personal networks of professionals with a shared interest. Such networks can create a stimulating environment for further development of urban wildlife conservation and management in a wider scope than the course’s immediate objectives.
The course will focus on:
- The effect of urbanization and land use on wildlife.
- Wildlife ecology and behavior in urban and fragmented landscapes.
- The legal and institutional framework for wildlife management and conservation.
- Human-wildlife conflicts in relation to infrastructure.
- Carnivore predators in urban environments.
- Wildlife diseases and risks in urban environments.
- Disturbances of wildlife in relation to public access, outdoor recreational activities and agriculture.
- Hunting interests and habitat management.
- Wildlife conservation and habitat restoration in urban and densely populated areas.
After completing the course the student will be able to:
- Describe the major ecological effects of urbanization and land use on wildlife in densely populated areas.
- Present the international legal and institutional framework for wildlife management.
- Identify human-wildlife conflicts related to disturbance, transportation, nuisance, disease and commercial interests.
- Describe the challenges in management and conservation of wildlife resources in populated environments (urban and rural).
- Identify relevant public and private stakeholders in specific cases of wildlife management.
- Apply suitable tools to assist in wildlife management and conservation of ecosystems in densely populated areas.
- Explain and communicate solutions to solve, mitigate and balance conflicts between societal and conservation needs in the field of wildlife management in urban and densely populated areas.
- Transfer theoretical knowledge within wildlife management into practical wildlife management.
- Cooperate professionally with governmental, NGO, and private stakeholders.
- Analyse and discuss instruments and actions in wildlife management from ethical and political perspectives.
- 5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- PortfolioOral examination, 20 minWritten portfolio (50%) and oral presentation (50%).
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
The form at re-examination can be different from the ordinary exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome
- Field Work
- Project work