ENVS 0209 - Wildlife Biology

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the ecology and life history strategies of the major taxonomic groups of vertebrate wildlife species, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.  We will discuss basic keys to species identification, geographic distribution, life span, reproductive strategies, food habits, predator-prey relationships, and protection status.  The course will focus on species native to New England but will introduce other North American species.  We will discuss habitats important to various groups of species and individuals, such as early-successional forests, vernal pools, and grasslands.

Prerequisites: ENVS 0105   or BIOL 0128  .

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