832311 Wildlife-based conflicts and their management

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Overview of key issues involving recent wildlife-based conflicts in Europe and especially Austria. Multiple perspectives will be presented, including scientific, policy, and particularly on-ground management of wildlife and natural resources. Ecological and social dimensions will therefore be considered.

Case studies will be presented for forested landscapes, urban areas, and freshwater wetlands (e.g., rivers, lakes, and marsh). Example species groups will include invasive species, native species, and reintroduced species.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will understand diverse concerns surrounding recent and upcoming conflicts between people about wildlife managment. They will learn how landscape-scale anthropogenic processes, climatic factors, landscape dynamics, species biology, and stakeholder perspectives interact to generate particular wildlife-based conflicts. They will also learn how these conflicts can be addressed through specific management interventions.
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