832321 BOKU International wildlife lectures
- Lecture and seminar
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Hackländer, Klaus
- Offered in
- Sommersemester 2020
- Languages of instruction
Wildlife Species, Speciation and Management
Wildlife management relies on species as units, however speciation is a continuous evolutionary process. Management and conservation of animal resources should consider the evolutionary process, for better understanding of species and population dynamics. In this course, concepts of species will be discussed, as well as hybridization and introgression, maintenance of genetic diversity and local adaptation. Applications of genetic non-invasive sampling for species detection, population assignment, individual identification and kinship analyses will be presented. The classes will be based on paper reading and discussions.
Species concepts. Speciation, a continuous process. Definition of evolutionary significant units, management units and conservation units.
The role of anthropogenic and natural hybridization. Introgression and its consequences. Species identification.
Genetic non-invasive sampling. Population structure and assignment of individuals to populations. Individual identification. Effective population size and census size.
Student presentations: critical analysis of scientific paper
- Previous knowledge expected
Basics in genetics, ecology, and conservation biology
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Students understand the role of evolutionary processes in wildlife management. They are aware of key concepts in evolutionary biology, population genetics and new molecular methodologies for supporting wildlife management and conservation planning. Students can present scientific work orally and conduct a critical analysis of scientific literature.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.