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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Wildlife (WILDL)

WILDL 213 Wetlands and Fisheries Management (4) Introduction to basic limnology. Ecology and management of swamp, marsh, pond, and stream habitats and their animal populations.

WILDL 213 Wetlands and Fisheries Management (4)

This course provides a broad exploration of wetlands, limnology and fishes. In particular, it investigates the characteristics and management of wetlands, characteristics and sampling of ponds, lakes, streams and rivers and identification and natural history of the fishes of Pennsylvania and the Northeast United States. Students will learn to identify wetland plants, characterize and manage wetlands, identify aquatic macroinvertebrates, characterize and sample wetlands, ponds, lakes, streams and rivers and specific field marks to identify fish species along with their natural history including scientific names, upper level taxonomy, habitat, diet and reproduction. Students will be able to identify wetland plant, aquatic macroinvertebrate and fish species in the field and will have a base knowledge of wetlands and wetland management, limnology and sampling methods and fisheries management. Identification skills and knowledge of natural history are critical skills to managing wildlife.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: WILDL 101, WILDL 103, WILDL 106S, WILDL 204

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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