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HON 230

 

SPECIAL TOPICS: SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS

Taken: Fall semester of sophomore year.

HON 230 (Fall): Wildlife-Human Exploration, Dr. Kurt Regester

Course Description:

This course is an exploration of the human dimensions of the ecology and management of Pennsylvania wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.  Lectures will cover population dynamics, estimating population parameters, viability of small populations, sampling techniques, habitats, disease, toxicology, invasive species, and both game and non-game management.  Students will develop their own wildlife management plans.  Laboratory includes identification and natural history of Pennsylvania species, designing and implementing a basic habitat assessment, and required field trips on amphibian mark-recapture, bird mist netting and banding, small mammal trapping, and bear processing at a check station.

HON 230