Wildlife Management Principles

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    Populations and Population Dynamics


    Looking at the factors that can affect population growth.

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    Wildlife Management Principles: Natural Mortality and Sustainable Harvesting


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  • The importance of predators, the Yellowstone case


    I do not own any copyright on this material. A segment of the video Predators from Strange days on planet Earth (NatGeo). A very good example of how vital the role of top predators is in ecosystems is shown in Yellowstone with the reintroduction of wolves.

  • Population Dynamics


    Learn how to calculate growth rate, interpret growth diagrams, survivorship curves, population pyramids (age structures), exponential and logistic growth in this video!

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    Wildlife Management Lecture 1 Introduction


    This is a brief review of the history of wildlife legislation. It is not intended to be complete, but rather an overview to understand how we got to where we are today. This is intended for my Wildlife Management class. You are welcome to use the video for your own teaching, but please let me know ([email protected]). I'ld love to know if it is being used!

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  • Population Ecology


    Logistic Growth Video -

    012 - Population Ecology

    In this video Paul Andersen explains how population ecology studies the density, distribution, size, sex ration, and age structure of populations. Intrinsic growth rate and exponential growth calculations are included along with a discussion of logistic growth. K-selected and r-selected species are explained along with survivorship curves.

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  • Ecology - Population Dynamics


    A presentation about how populations change in size and what limiting factors can impact population growth.

  • Wildlife Management Principles: Harvest Management Issues


  • Population Dynamics


    A film about population dynamics

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  • Biology - Population Dynamics


  • Wildlife Ecology & Conservation - UNR


    Major in wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Tracking- Interpretation Skills


    Maine Primitive Skills School instructors share track interpretation skills for wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, primitive skills, and bushcraft practitioners.

  • Biology - Population Ecology


    SUNY-ESF Assistant Professor Melissa Fierke discusses the factors of population ecology.




    Population dynamics is the branch of life sciences that studies the size and age composition of populations as dynamic systems, and the biological and environmental processes driving them (such as birth and death rates, and by immigration and emigration). Example scenarios are ageing populations, population growth, or population decline.

    Population dynamics has traditionally been the dominant branch of mathematical biology, which has a history of more than 210 years, although more recently the scope of mathematical biology has greatly expanded. The first principle of population dynamics is widely regarded as the exponential law of Malthus, as modeled by the Malthusian growth model. The early period was dominated by demographic studies such as the work of Benjamin Gompertz and Pierre François Verhulst in the early 19th century, who refined and adjusted the Malthusian demographic model.

    A more general model formulation was proposed by F.J. Richards in 1959, further expanded by Simon Hopkins, in which the models of Gompertz, Verhulst and also Ludwig von Bertalanffy are covered as special cases of the general formulation. The Lotka–Volterra predator-prey equations are another famous example, as well as the alternative Arditi-Ginzburg equations. The computer game SimCity and the MMORPG Ultima Online, among others, tried to simulate some of these population dynamics.

    In the past 30 years, population dynamics has been complemented by evolutionary game theory, developed first by John Maynard Smith. Under these dynamics, evolutionary biology concepts may take a deterministic mathematical form. Population dynamics overlap with another active area of research in mathematical biology: mathematical epidemiology, the study of infectious disease affecting populations. Various models of viral spread have been proposed and analyzed, and provide important results that may be applied to health policy decisions.

  • Wildlife Management Principles: Sex Ratio and Population Productivity


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  • Wildlife Management Principles: Summary


  • Disking for Wildlife Management


    Blake Alldredge of Texas A&M; AgriLife Extension Service discusses how shallow disking can enhance wildlife habitat on your land and provides tips for when and how to disk.

    For more information, visit wildlife.tamu.edu.

  • Land Conservation and Wildlife Management - The Management Advantage


    Conservation and management go hand in hand. Without the conservation of natural resources and habitats, we might not have sustainable wildlife populations to manage today. Conservation practices and projects have been around for many years and thanks to them, we are able to enjoy the opportunity to harvest multiple deer a year or 6 ducks a day during waterfowl season. This week on The Management Advantage, we take a look at how conservation plays a role in wildlife management and a way companies can protect the environment while still completing the job at hand.

    New South Access and Environmental Solutions is a great example of current day conservation. They offer access solutions and construction matting for environmentally sensitive areas. Companies in new construction or infrastructure repair or improvement often need the ability to access wetland areas that are not only home to many types of wildlife, but also impossible to travel through without some sort of access solution. New South's use of the Emtek Air Bridge Access System provides the access needed to the wettest areas, but still protects it. The matting spreads the weight of heavy equipment over a large area limiting the footprint left after the project is completed. The design distributes weight horizontally and vertically. Even with heavy equipment utilizing the mats, the pounds per square inch on the environment is less than that of a human.

    New South Access and Environmental Solutions provides matting for all types of environments. In one of their latest projects in Minnesota, they supplied a local power company with three different tiers of matting solutions dependent upon the conditions of the marsh. This variety of access solutions saves their clients money, but doesn't sacrifice the preservation of the environment allowing them to return to their natural beauty and utilization by wildlife.

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    Wildlife Management Courses Online


    Study Wildlife Management; this course is suitable for those who want in wildlife management whether it's in the wild, wildlife parks, zoos or those working with captive breeding programs.

    With this course you will learn about wildlife habitats, population dynamics, carrying capacity, census, wildlife law and administration, wildlife management techniques and more.

    Contact one of our consultants now for free advice on the best combination of courses to achieve your goals:
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  • Harvesting natural populations, part 1


    See for context.

  • Wildlife Management Principles: Building a Landscape and Wildlife Population Model


  • Population Dynamics: Carrying Capacity and Limiting Factors


    A brief overview of how limiting factors affect a population

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    Wildlife Management - Careers in Action


    In this video we talk to 3 wildlife management professionals: David Shepherdson and Michelle Schireman of the Oregon Zoo, and Nicole Stevens of the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Services as they release captive reared western pond turtles into the Columbia River Gorge.

    A career in Wildlife Management can be tough to get into but can be very rewarding. Fish and Wildlife, zoos and aquariums, and non-profit organizations are the key organizations that hire Wildlife management professionals.

    Oregon State University has online degrees in:

    Fish and wildlife

    Environmental Sciences

    Natural Resource Management

  • Feral Hog Biology Basics


    Feral hogs are an exotic, invasive species that were brought over by Spanish explorers, and since has led to the large population we have today. We also discuss basic biology and population growth in Texas. To learn more, visit feralhogs.tamu.edu and extension.org/feral_hogs Info presented by Dr. Billy Higginbotham of Texas A&M; AgriLife Extension Service

    Funding support provided by a Clean Water Act grant through the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Drumming Log Wildlife Management


    Whitetails need food, water, and cover. In order to attract mature whitetails to your property, these needs can be met in a variety of different ways. Food plots, native vegetation, warm season grasses, and wildlife openings are all ways to meet the needs of whitetails which will attract and hold more deer on your property. At Drumming Log Wildlife Management, we offer consulting services to help unlock the full potential of your hunting property. With over 12 years of wildlife consulting experience we are here to guide you every step of the way.

  • Oregon chub: A recovery success story


    Brian Bangs and Paul Scheerer, biologists for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, implemented the Oregon Chub Recovery Plan.

  • Wildlife Management with Ross Hinter 21st Century Trapper


    Alberta Trappers Association DVD for Schools, segment showing Ross Hinter and how he got involved in Trapping.


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  • Wildlife Management Principles: Building a Landscape and Wildlife Population Model


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    Wildlife Management Principles: Harvest Management Strategies


  • Minecraft Wildlife Management Infomercial


    EDIT: I apologize for the quiet audio.

    A video for my AP Language and Composition class. We had to make videos arguing one side of an issue. For this video I argued for human intervention in wildlife management, but decided to have some fun and make it Minecraft themed. The sheep represent an overabundance of deer and elk, the wolves represent themselves, and the spiders represent mountain lions. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

    The editing isn't the best and pretty mediocre at points but for my level of skill with WMM I'm proud of this. But I might take it down after I receive a grade.

    All pictures were found on Google Images. If you see your picture or screenshot, please tell me and I will credit you here. All footage is from my world in Minecraft.

    Thank you for watching!

  • Wildlife Management Career and Wildlife Management Jobs


    Travel along with wildlife management professionals as they show you a glimpse of their profession. This uique career field in Nuisance Wildlife Management can be your vehicle to a new job as a Wildlife Management Professional. Visit WildlifeFranchise.com for more info.

  • Importance of Hunting to Wildlife Management


    Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett delivers a Private Members Statement on the topic of Hunting as a method of Wildlife Management.

  • Population dynamics | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy


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    Unit 5 - Population Composition/Population Pyramids


    Quick overview of Population Pyramids. Hudson APHG - Spring 2015

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    Population Ecology Part 1


    Class notes on Population Ecology

  • Human Population Dynamics


    Answer: RNI (US) = .5%

    013 - Human Population Dynamics

    In this video Paul Andersen explores population dynamics of the human population. The population has show exponential growth since the industrial revolution and all countries will eventually move through the demographic transition. If the growth rate is positive the population will grow exponentially and the doubling time can be calculated using the Rule of 70. The crude birth rate and crude death rate can be used to calculate the natural rate of increase. The demographic transition model and age-structure diagrams can be used to predict future populations.

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    “Total Fertility Rate.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, September 24, 2015.

  • The Logistic Equation and Models for Population - Example 1, part 1


    The Logistic Equation and Models for Population - Example 1, part 1. In this video, we have an example where biologists stock a lake with fish and after one year the population has tripled. Knowing the carrying capacity, I find a formula for the the population at time ' t ' using the analytic solution.

  • Ecological Services Program - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Ecological Services Program provides national leadership for the conservation of species and the habitats on which they depend, including species protected by the Endangered Species Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Coastal Barrier Resources Protection Act, the Clean Water Act and more. Through leadership in conserving coastal areas and wetlands, restoring natural resources injured by hazardous substances, environmental reviews of federal projects, listing and recovery of candidate, threatened, and endangered species, and management of decision support and mapping tools, the Ecological Services Program works closely with our partners to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plans and habitat.

  • r and K selection


    Paul Andersen explains the differences between an r and a K selected species. He starts with a brief description of population growth noting the importance of; r or growth rate, N or number of individuals in the population, and K the carrying capacity. He describes three different survivorship curves found in organisms. He lists the characteristics of r-selected species like bacteria and K-selected species like humans.

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  • Bobwhite Quail: The Quail Question - Texas Parks and Wildlife Official


    (Produced 2006) Bobwhite Quail populations have dwindled across the Southeastern United States, but what will become of quail in Texas? Here and elsewhere, it is a question of habitat. The tradition of quail hunting may be the answer, giving landowners good reason to create and preserve quail habitat for the future. Learn how Texas Parks and Wildlife is working with farmers, ranchers, and other partners to ensure the call of the Bobwhite will always be heard in Texas.

  • Wildlife Ecology: Greg Yarrow


    My name is Greg Yarrow and I am a professor of wildlife ecology at Clemson University. Wildlife in general are a bio-indicator of environmental health; they indicate the quality of our own environment.
    We have a variety of projects ongoing right now that address conservation issues related to wildlife, as well as conflicts with wildlife. We have one project in Assam, India that looks at human-elephant conflict and we're trying to come up with a method where the two can coexist.
    Closer to home, we have a project around Cape Romain where mink populations are thought to pose a threat to endangered shore birds. We're looking at impacts that these mink might have and trying to balance the conservation issues, while at the same time we want to provide suitable habitat for mink.
    We also have a project in Winyah Bay that is investigating the impact of coyotes on native wildlife. We've found that coyotes are fairly new to South Carolina and we have coyotes in every county of the state. Now they are on the barrier islands and they are threatening endangered species.
    I also have several students working on the Clemson Forest and looking at ways that landowners can integrate wildlife conservation considerations into managed forests.
    There is a tremendous amount of work being done in the area of wildlife management and ecology. It is very fulfilling to see students become engaged and leave Clemson and make a difference in conservation.

  • Backyard Food Plots | Cabelas Wildlife and Land Management


    Rans Thomas discusses backyard food plots for wildlife viewing.

  • Yukon Gold - Boom and Bust


    From the first discovery of gold to the international rush to the Klondike, it all started with the journey North. Hoards of prospectors from around the world travelled upwards of 5000km to join the population explosion in Dawson City — then left just as quickly when gold was discovered in Alaska.

  • Climate Change in Canadas North


    Visit northeradaptation.ca to learn more.

    The Pan-Territorial Adaptation Partnership (PTAP) is a collaboration between the Governments of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon in Canada. The partnership is a mechanism for identifying and realizing tangible climate change adaptation outcomes in the North. PTAP offers a problem solving network that effectively maneuvers amongst communities, academia, practitioners, and funders.

  • The Foundation For Wildlife Management Our Mission


    We are a group of avid outdoorsmen whose goal is to conserve and protect ALL wildlife and to ensure their existence and sustainability for generations to come. Through collaborative efforts with government and private agencies and entities we believe that we can make a permanent impact that will be the model for other groups to utilize in their efforts toward conservation. We appreciate level-headed and constructive input so please share your thoughts and ideas! For more information please visit us online or on Facebook.

  • Northern Pike - the Five Fillet Method


    Watch Yukon Conservation Officer Shawn Hughes demonstrates the five fillet method for cleaning Pike. This method will leave you with five boneless fillets - perfect for breading or battering and frying.

    Thanks to the Yukon Fish and Game Association for producing this video.

  • Populations effect on wildlife habitat


    My First Project

  • Fisheries & Wildlife Management


    NMU students talk about their academic majors in this series of videos.
    For a variety of majors, students discuss their experiences, opportunities
    provided to them and the job outlook. For details about these and other
    NMU majors, visit nmu.edu/acac.


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    Discovering - Wildlife Habitat Management


    Things you can do to make your property a better habitat for wildlife.

  • Examples of Treaties and Agreements


    Working to support Yukon College and its School of Liberal Arts in developing a Post-Degree Certificate in Climate Change Policy, the Yukon Government Climate Change Secretariat created a series of videos drawing on their practical expertise in climate change policy in Northern Canada. As the first made-in-Yukon Post-Graduate Certificate for the college, these videos focus on territorial initiatives and projects, while also highlighting Yukon’s efforts at the national and international scale.

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