Captive Wild Animal Population Management (NSCI7738)

15 (0.125 EFTS)
To enable the student to recognise and discuss the tools and processes used in the management of animal populations in zoos.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Science programme to enrol in this course. Pre-requisite: NSCI6738.
Topics include: 

Concepts and Tools of Population Management in Zoos - Institutional and regional objectives, studbooks, captive management plans, species survival plans, TAGs, collection planning, records keeping systems and reports
Population Characteristics - Issues of small animal population management; taxonomic units; conservation genetics and genetic analyses; demography; analytical software.
Managing Captive Populations - Acquisition of animals; sex determination; breeding control; chemical, biological and physical; assisted reproductive techniques; surrogacy, fostering and adoption; hand rearing; surplus; management euthanasia.
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1768

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Feb 18 - 26 Feb 18 LectureMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-1008)
26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18 LabMonday13:00 - 14:00 Mt Albert (115-3009)
5 Mar 18 - 9 Apr 18 LabMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3009)
30 Apr 18 - 4 Jun 18 LabMonday13:00 - 14:00 Mt Albert (115-3009)
Monday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3009)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Science Communication), Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

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