4311 Methods and Analysis of Wildlife and Fish Stocks

Course Objectives

The course will provide field and laboratory experience in the planning, execution, drafting, collaborative writing and presentation of scientific field investigations of wild life and fish stocks, based on various scientific methods.

Course Description

The students will participate in fieldwork on two field biology research projects. The investigations will involve common issues related to fishing methods, video surveillance, analysis and management of wildlife and fish stocks. Typical problems will be estimation of fish stock size, competition between species, the influence of grazing on forest structure and species composition, dietary and habitat options, chemical communication etc. Finally, students will write a report from one of the two projects with references to relevant scientific literature in the discussion of the results. The written report will be submitted and also presented orally, providing a basis for the final grade.

Learning Methods

Obligatory: Seminars/guidance (50 hours) in collection of data, drafting, collaborative writing and presentation of collected field data. Individual fieldwork: roughly 80 hours.

Assessment Methods

A grade will be given on the basis of the submitted field biology research project.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

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