Core Module Information
Module title: Principles of Wildlife Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: ENV11116
Module leader: Patrick White
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences


Description of module content:

Disciplines covered initially include wildlife population dynamics and wildlife meta-populations. Practical techniques covered in detail then include mammal and bird capture techniques, and sampling design in wildlife population monitoring. We then discuss the foundation of more complex analytical techniques such as information theoretic modelling and maximum likelihood estimation in wildlife studies, and use of generalised linear modelling in wildlife studies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Illustrate mechanisms by which wildlife populations change.
LO2: Critically assess the concept of wildlife meta-populations.
LO3: Justify how and why species are monitored and/or captured for wildlife population management.
LO4: Critically evaluate the application of information theory, maximum likelihood estimation and generalised linear modelling in studying wildlife populations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Patrick White
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 76
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ENV11116 Principles of Wildlife Management