Wildlife WILD

1001 Introduction to Wildlife Management (2) F,S Life history, habitat requirements, and management of wildlife; emphasis on species of sporting and economic value; careers in wildlife management.

2031 Principles of Wildlife Management (3) F Wildlife conservation and management; ecology and management of wildlife in relation to the objectives of consumptive and nonconsumptive interest groups.

3016 Wildlife Biology: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians (3) F 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Morphological, physiological, and behavioral adaptation to the environment of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians; relationships between biology and management.

3018 Ecology of Louisiana Wildlife (4) 2 hrs. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. Students are responsible for paying for their transportation. Habitat selection, food habits, and reproductive biology of selected species of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals; emphasis on the diversity of niche exploitation strategies among these groups.

4011 Wildlife Management Techniques (4) F Prereq.: WILD 2031 and EXST 2201. 2 hrs. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. Two weekend field trips. Students are responsible for paying for their transportation. Population inventory and analysis; harvest management; methods to capture and determine species, sex, and age; immobilization and marking methods; measures of condition; surveys of human user groups; literature reviews and hypothesis testing.

4013 Ecology and Management of Wetland Wildlife (2) S History and value of wetlands, waterfowl, fur animals, alligators, wetland habitat management.

4020 Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants (3) See BIOL 4020 and FISH 4020.

4035 Ecology and Management of Upland Wildlife (3) F See FOR 4035.

4045 Wildlife Habitat Management (2) S Highly recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with WILD 4046. Principles of management in common wildlife habitats; determining management objectives; and managing for individual species, multiple resources, and diversity; how management is affected by habitat; upland, wetland, and urban habitats will be considered.

4046 Wildlife Habitat Management Laboratory (1) S 3 hrs. lab; 2 weekend field trips. Developing and writing a habitat management plan; habitat management in upland, wetland, and urban habitats; determining management objectives; management for multiple resources such as forest products and game and non-game wildlife; managing for Endangered Species and diversity; effects of management on habitat structure and wildlife will be evaluated.

4050 Wildlife Policy and Law Enforcement (3) S International treaties, federal and state laws affecting wildlife resources; current policy issues in wildlife and fisheries.

4061 Selected or Assigned Wildlife Problem (1-4) F,S,Su May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit.

7001 Research Methodology (3) See FOR 7001.

7005 Behavioral Ecology (3) F-O Behavioral ecology of plants and animals; evolution of behavior; behavioral strategies for survival and reproduction; importance of behavior to management and conservation programs.

7010 Ecology and Management of Birds and Small Mammals (3) S 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Ecology and management of birds and small mammals of North America; upland game species indigenous to the southeastern U.S.

7011 Ecology and Management of Large Mammals (3) F 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Management and ecology of large mammals of North America; game species indigenous to the southeastern U.S.

7012 Ecology and Management of Waterfowl (3) F-O 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Behavioral and physiological adaptations of waterfowl throughout the annual cycle; population dynamics and habitat management; political and economic aspects of harvest management in North America.

7013 Wildlife Population Dynamics (3) F-O Prereq.: EXST 7005 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Theories of population growth and regulation, population interaction, life tables, mortality rate calculation; band data analysis; population modeling.

7018 Habitat Management Principles (3) S-O Principles of management applied to habitats, communities, populations, and species; habitat evaluation; endangered species; mitigation; global trends of habitat quality and change.

7029 Advanced Topics in Wildlife (1-4) V May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary.

7070 Seminar (1) F,S,Su May be taken for a max. of 4 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. Also offered as FISH 7070. Topics of current interest in wildlife management and fisheries biology.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

8900 Research Problems in Wildlife (1-3) F,Su,Su May be repeated fro credit. Pass-fail grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.