Demographic Methods

Demographic Methods in Wildlife Conservation (FWE 875)

Course Description: A graduate-level course offering that will explore the application of demographic methods in the conservation and management of animal populations. The course will make heavy use of computer exercises to give students practical experience constructing and interpreting several classes of population models. Topics to be explored include likelihood and Bayesian estimation, mark-recapture models, occupancy models, matrix models, and the application of these models in conservation planning.

Recommended Pre-requisites: A statistics course with an emphasis on general linear models and a population ecology course.

This course is taught every other spring semester and counts for 3 credits. Last taught Spring 2023.

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