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Wildlife Ecology

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

Wildlife is an enamouring field for most of us. In my professional tenure, I've observed numerous people flocking to get a glimpse of the tiger, to get an opportunity of diving with the fishes, or to get access to a National Park or a Wildlife Sanctuary. And these experiences gets even more endearing when you get to know how the show is getting managed, how and why we regulate access, and also how we maintain grasslands and water bodies to keep the systems up and running. This course will cover one such aspect of wildlife management by providing an overview of the field of Ecology, and also how it is being used in the understanding and management of our wildlife resources. In this course, we'll use the casestudy approach with real-life examples from the field to get a better understanding of the field and its applications.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :Officers and staff of Forest departments, Studentsof Forestry, Wildlife conservation and allieddisciplines, Policy makers

PREREQUISITES :Has cleared 10+2 with science
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :Tourism industries, Education industries, Green energy industries, Renewable energy / materials industry

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1 : IntroductionWeek 2 : Ecological structureWeek 3 : Ecological interactionsWeek 4 : Ecological energeticsWeek 5 : Population EcologyWeek 6 : Community EcologyWeek 7 : Distribution & abundanceWeek 8 : Management of threatened speciesWeek 9 : Human EcologyWeek 10: Ecology of changeWeek 11: Applied EcologyWeek 12: Revision

Taught by

Prof. Ankur awadhiya

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