University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Wildlife & Fisheries Biology

WFB 014 - Wildlife Trail Analysis

This outdoor course is designed to introduce the student to analysis and interpretation of wildlife trails at the UVM Jericho Research Forest. Cross-listed with FOR 014.

WFB 015 - Wildlife Track Analysis

This course introduces students to the details and clues left inside animal tracks including major body movements including speed, changes of direction and head position. Cross-listed with: FOR 015.

WFB 074 - Wildlife Conservation

Historical and contemporary values of wildlife; impacts on habitats and populations; strategies for conservation, allocation, and use. Nonmajors only.

WFB 117 - Scientific Writing and Interpr

Focus on effective communication within the genre of scientific research by focusing on technical writing, revising and editing, interpreting data, creating figures and tables, critically reading and data mining the literature, and producing an original scientific research manuscript. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BCOR 011; Wildlife and Fisheries Biology majors; Minimum Sophomore standing.

WFB 130 - Ornithology

Taxonomy, classification, identification, morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecology of birds. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BCOR 011; BIOL 002 or BCOR 012.

WFB 141 - Field Herpetology

Introduction to the identification, life histories, habitats, conservation, and field study of Vermont's reptiles and amphibians.

WFB 176 - Florida Ecology Field Trip

Major ecosystems and associated wildlife, ranging from north Florida flatwoods to south Florida Everglades. Field trip over spring recess. Prerequisite: WFB 130. Alternate years.

WFB 187 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small research projects under the supervision of a faculty member for which credit is awarded. Formal report required. Offered at department discretion.

WFB 191 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

WFB 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

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WFB 224 - Conservation Biology

Conservation of biological diversity at genetic, species, ecosystem, and landscape levels. Emphasis on genetic diversity, population viability, endangered species, critical habitats, international implications. Discussion section covers basic genetic principles, population genetics, and population modeling. Prerequisites: NR 103 or BCOR 102; BIOL 001 and 002, or PBIO 004, or BCOR 011 and BCOR 012.

WFB 261 - Fisheries Management

Principles of fisheries management, including population assessment, analytical methods, harvest allocation models, human dimensions, policy and emerging issues. Prerequisites: BIOL 001, BIOL 002, WFB 161.

WFB 279 - Marine Ecology & Conservation

The science of conservation biology and ecology in marine systems. Topics such as the components and processes of marine ecosystems, fisheries management, endangered species, and marine protected areas will be explored. Prerequisites: NR 103 or BCOR 102; Junior standing.

WFB 283 - Terrestrial Wildlife

Wildlife ecology with an emphasis on management and conservation of species, populations, and ecosystems. Prerequisite: WFB 174, and NR 103 or BCOR 012.

WFB 287 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

WFB 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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WFB 299 - Wildlife & Fisheries Honors

Honors project dealing with wildlife or fisheries biology.

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: Graduate standing.

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.

WFB 396 - Special Topics

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