Murrow Lab

Applied Spatial Wildlife Ecology

WILDLIFE FIELD TECHNIQUES

Synopsis:
 

The purpose of this class is to provide students with an understanding of the field techniques used by wildlife biologists in collection and analysis of data on vertebrate populations to address research and management objectives. 

Topics to be covered will include ethical considerations, orienteering, animal ID (sex, age, track), population sampling and capturing techniques, population estimation, diet analysis, and other common field techniques used to sample populations.   

Course Objectives:

1)      To gain experience with techniques used in the study of wildlife.

2)      To learn identification and natural history of terrestrial vertebrates.

3)      To learn the techniques of capturing, handling, and marking of wildlife.

4)      To learn the techniques of DATA COLLECTION FOR estimating population abundance/detection probability.