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FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Venn Diagram, Indeterminate Growth

Science, Management, Conservation: Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Making observations, asking questions, gathering, interpreting, and communicating data about fisheries and wildlife systems Conservation and Management Art...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Sarah Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Bioaccumulation, Behavior Modification, Acid Rain

December 9, 2014 – Lecture 28 Climate Change  Adaptation  A natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climate stimuli, which moderates harm or exploits benefits  Examples at t...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Carrying Capacity, Lyme Disease, Chronic Wasting Disease

November 11, 2014 – Lecture 23 Quest Speaker – Jim Parkhurst Deer Management in Virginia: Coping with Bambi  Human conflict  Depending upon whom you ask, deer management in this country is either an example of ...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Immunocontraception, Habituation, Natural Foods

November 13, 2014 – Lecture 24 Quest Speaker – Jim Parkhurst Deer Management Cont.  Deer abatement strategies  Do nothing  Benefits  The “let nature take care of matters” ...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Point Source Pollution, Turbidity, Aquatic Plant

November 18, 2014 – Lecture 25  Ecosystem Management: An ecologically-based natural resource strategy that maintains ecosystem integrity while producing essential commodities and other values in a manner that is eco...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Biocoenosis, Land Ethic, Slow Motion

November 4, 2014 – Lecture 21 Look into SCA for internships… www.thesca.org (up to 20 internships at once)  Notes from the video  Is mass hunting/lethal control beneficial to the coyote population?  C...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
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Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Ecosystem Services, Invasive Species

October 14, 2014 – Lecture 14  Escape cover  Extra Credit Opportunity: 330 derring 4069  Thermal cover Thursday October...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
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Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Metapopulation, Wild Turkey, Limiting Factor

September 29, 2014 – Lecture 10  Population Management  Adaptive resource management  Concept  Apply continuous flow of new data to two of more competing hypotheses  Fo...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Resource Management

October 21, 2014 – Lecture 17  Human Dimensions – Guest Speaker (Steve McMullin)  What is human dimensions?  “The challenge of understanding and clarifying stakeholder’s perspective on resource ...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Downwelling, Advection, Limiting Factor

October 2, 2014 - Lecture 11  Habitats: Aquatic systems  Limiting factors in fish habitat management  Temperature (water is most dense at 4 degrees C)  Warm water (bass) vs. Cold water ...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Panicum Virgatum, Wetlands Reserve Program, Conservation Reserve Program

October 23, 2014 – Lecture 18  Rural – Urban Habitat  Habitat Management  The goal of habitat management is to increase the amount, quality, and often diversity of habitat available. ...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
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Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Ant-Zen, Nonpoint Source Pollution, Habitat Destruction

September 23, 2014 – Lecture 9  SCA Readings  Thinking like a mountain: READ!!!  Key moments/Laws in Non-Game Management  Laws  National Environmental Policy Act 1969-1970  Capsto...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
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Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Umbrella Species, Zygosity, Trophic Level

Exam: Thursday Review Session: Wednesday 24, 1230-1330 September 18, 2014 – Lecture 8  Tropic cascade  Top Down control – you can have a top down without having a tropic cascade  Adding or removing preda...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
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Karpanty
FIW 2114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Killer Whale, Bering Sea, Harbor Seal

 Sea otters vs. Killer whales  Estes’ Experimental Design  Response (dependent) variable:  Abundance of sea otters from counts  Proportion of tagged sea otters surviving ...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FIW 2114
Karpanty

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