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, key topics regarding species identification, geographic distribution, lifespan, reproductive strategies, food habits, predator-prey relationships, and protection status. While the focus of the course is on native species in New England, other North American species will be introduced. We will also discuss habitats that are 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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