Students completing this course will have an understanding of wildlife ecology, biodiversity, current environmental and wildlife concerns, and wildlife and environmental forensics, as well as an overview of some wildlife forensic techniques. The student will have learned some of the various considerations in wildlife management and population assessments, in addition to how to evaluate animal populations for decreases, altered structure, or changing adaptations. The student will be familiar with the current trends in wildlife and ecology threats, including poaching, illegal trade, and environmental disasters, as well as some investigative tools such as soil and isotopic analysis, chemical fingerprinting, and microscopy, that can be used to combat these issues.
|Course Introduction/Conservation Biology & Biodiversity
|Wildlife & Environmental Crime/Ethics
|Environmental Forensics I: Chemical Fingerprinting/Isotopes
|Environmental Forensics II: Microscopy/Denroecology/Palynology
|Environmental Forensics III: Soil & Subsurface Issues
|Information and Intelligence Gathering: Photointerpretation/Historical Records
|Emerging Sciences and Trends