ZOOL417 Harvest Management
Note: This information is for 2013, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.
|Teaching Period(s)||Not offered in 2013, expected to be offered in 2014|
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Current concepts and case studies in the sustainable use of wildlife resources, including commercial, recreational, cultural and subsistence harvests.
Schedule C: Science
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Harvest Management is considered within the framework of Sustainable Use of Wildlife Resources. We examine why sustainable use is considered so important; to investigate the components of a sustainable harvest regime; and to consider why harvests seem so often to be unsustainable. We do not limit ourselves to a biologist's perspective of population regulation and estimation of sustainable yields, but also consider the ways in which scientific perspectives mesh with cultural, social, political, and economic factors. The course is divided into three sections: the first considers the types of harvest and the factors influencing their sustainability. The second section looks at a series of case studies, supported by guest speaker presentations. The third section involves assessments of harvests chosen by students for the main project.