Wildlife Ecology and Management

The Wildlife Ecology and Management track is designed for students interested in working with leaders in ecology, physiology, evolution, genetics, statistics, computer science, forestry, natural resource policy, and the social sciences as they relate to fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology.

Faculty in the Wildlife Ecology and Management Track

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Sample Coursework

The NRSM program does not prescribe specific coursework to its students, beyond a one-credit seminar (FNRM 8107). Each student, working with his or her advisor and exam committee, develops a program of coursework that meets the needs of his or her specific research project and, ultimately, his or her career goals. See below for a list of courses that are representative of coursework taken by students within this track. When developing a well-rounded degree plan, most students also consider coursework listed under other NRSM tracks (see other Area of Study webpages for examples of coursework within those tracks), or within other departments at the university. 

  • APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis
  • APEC 5711 - US Agricultural & Env Policy
  • BIOL 5407 - Ecology
  • CBIO 8001 - Conservation Biology Seminar (spring offering; students take this and FW 8452)
  • CBIO 8004 - Economic and Social Dimensions of Conservation Biology
  • CBIO 8201 - How to Excel in Graduate School (Not Offered Since 2012)
  • EEB 4129 - Introduction to Mammalogy
  • EEB 4134 - Introduction to Ornithology
  • EEB 5053 - Ecology Theory/Concepts
  • EEB 5322 - Evolution and Animal Cognition
  • EEB 5601 - Limnology
  • EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
  • ENT 5910 - Special Problems in Entomology
  • EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education
  • EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Educ II
  • EPSY 8268 - HLM in Educ Research
  • ESPM 5108 - Ecology of Managed Systems
  • ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning
  • ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource & Env Policy
  • ESPM 5251 - NR in Sustain Int'l Development
  • ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management
  • ESPM 5295 - GIS in Environmental Science & Management
  • FNRM 5104 - Forest Ecology
  • FNRM 5146 - Sci & Pol of Global Envtl Chng
  • FNRM 5204 - Landscape Ecology & Mgmt
  • FNRM 5262 - Remote Sensing in NR & Env
  • FNRM 5411 - Mng Forest Ecosys: Silviculture
  • FW 4001 - Biometry
  • FW 4101 - Introduction to Herpetology
  • FW 4103 - Principles of Wildlife Mgmt
  • FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Bio/Cons
  • FW 5051 - Analysis of Populations
  • FW 5603W - Ecology and Management of Wildlife Habitat
  • FW 5625 - Wildlife Handling and Immobilization
  • FW 8051 - Statistics for Ecologists
  • FW 8200 - Special Topics Graduate Seminar
  • FW 8452 - Conservation Biology Seminar (fall offering; students take this and CBIO 8001)
  • FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife
  • PBIO 4321 - Minnesota Flora
  • PUBH 6420 - Intro to SAS Programming
  • STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II
  • STAT 8101 - Theory of Statistics 1
  • STAT 8102 - Theory Statistics 2

Statistics and Related Methods Coursework