University of Vermont

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology (WFB)

WFB 232 - Ichthyology
Biology of fishes. Focus is on form and function, morphology, physiology, behavior, life history, and ecology of modern fishes. Prerequisites: BIOL 001, BIOL 002 or equivalent; Junior standing. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
WFB 271 - Wetlands Wildlife
Breeding biology, behavior, habitat management, and population ecology of wetland wildlife with emphasis on waterfowl. Prerequisites: WFB 174, NR 103.
Credits: 2.00
WFB 272 - Wetlands Wildlife Laboratory
Laboratory and field assessment of the ecology and management of wetland habitats and their associated wildlife populations. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in WFB 271 or NR 260.
Credits: 1.00
WFB 273 - Terrestrial Wildlife
Integration of ecological principles, wildlife biology, land use, and human dimensions in wildlife. Emphasis on development and maintenance of terrestrial wildlife habitat, and population regulation of terrestrial species. Prerequisite: WFB 174.
Credits: 3.00
WFB 274 - Terrestrial Wildlife Lab
Laboratory and field experience related to terrestrial species and management of their habitat. Field project required. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in WFB 273.
Credits: 1.00
WFB 275 - Wildlife Behavior
Behavior and social organization of game and nongame species as they pertain to population management. Prerequisites: One year of Biology; an ecology course; WFB 074 or WFB 174 recommended.
Credits: 3.00
WFB 279 - Marine Ecology
Structure and function of major marine communities, including open ocean, benthos, coral reefs, and estuaries. Emphasis on unique ecological insights gained in the marine environment. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002, an ecology course, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WFB 285 - Advanced Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
WFB 311 - Ecology of Fishes
Structure of fish assemblages, zoogeography, morphology, life history strategies, bioenergetics, competition, predation, and fish effect on ecosystems. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or Instructor permission; NR 140 or STAT 201; an ecology course.
Credits: 3.00
WFB 352 - Population Dynamics & Modeling
Modeling and analysis of animal population dynamics, as influenced by environmental, ecological, and management factors; estimation of population size, density, survivorship, reproduction, and migration. Prerequisite: NR 140 or STAT 211; an ecology course.
Credits: 4.00
WFB 387 - Graduate Special Problems
Advanced readings or special investigation dealing with a topic beyond the scope of existing formal courses or thesis research, culminating in an acceptable paper. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
WFB 388 - Graduate Special Problems
Advanced readings or special investigation dealing with a topic beyond the scope of existing formal courses or thesis research, culminating in an acceptable paper. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
WFB 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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