This course is a study of basic population processes using conceptual and quantitative approaches. The focus will be on ecological attributes and interactions that govern the structure and growth dynamics of populations across times and space. Fundamental aspects of mathematical modeling and ecological forecasting of populations will be examined with detailed discussion of the relevance to wildlife conservation and management problems. Special emphasis will be placed on species with small, declining, and/ or harvestable populations. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Prerequisite MTH 21404 or HC WLM 2251 or similar course or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences.
Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.