Content (Syllabus outline)
- Role and position of wildlife in communities with emphasis on forest and agricultural landscapes.
- Historical effects of man on the present distribution, habitat characteristics, and behaviour of wildlife (landscape transformation, hunting, extermination, dispersal, introduction of alien species).
- Characteristics of wildlife populations (size, distribution, natality, mortality, intra- and interspecific interactions, diet).
- Habitat of wildlife. General characteristics. Seasonal and diurnal habitat selection.
- Implementation of biotechnical measures in habitats of game species as integral component of forest management at different levels.
- Characteristics of damage caused by game species in forest and agricultural areas. Integral measures to reduce and prevent damages.
- Methods for monitoring wildlife populations, telemetry, habitat suitability assessments.
- Game animals as renewable natural resource. Spatial and temporal frame of wildlife management planning.
1. Condition for inclusion in the work:
- Inscription to adequate academic year
2. Condition for performing study obligations:
- Attendance of seminary exercises
- Defence of seminar paper
- Finished field-work exercises
- Participation during lectures and seminar exercises
- Field-work and quality of field-work report