832007 Genetics in game management and wildlife conservation (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Seminar
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
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Wintersemester 2019/20
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


Genetics provide reliable tools for gathering relevant biological information for game
management and species conservation, namely for assessing taxon identification,
genetic diversity, inbreeding, population structure, demography, dispersion, as well as
for inferring population size and detecting hybridization. In this course, fundamental
concepts will be given on sample collection and preservation; DNA extraction and
amplification; molecular markers; population genetics; inbreeding; hybridization;
genetic diversity and local adaptation. Applications mostly will focus on game and
threatened species, and will include the use genetic non-invasive sampling (gNIS) for
species detection, population assignment, individual identification and parental
analysis. The course will be based on lectures, scientific papers reading and


Students understand the potential role of genetics in game management
and species conservation. They are aware of concepts in evolutionary
biology, population genetics and new molecular methodologies for
supporting wildlife management and conservation planning. In addition,
students improve their capacity of oral communication and critical
analysis of scientific literature.
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