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NRE 2345 Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife  

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Possible Paper Topics

 1.  Status of a threatened or declining species (who, what and how the species is managed)

2.  Management activities for a species in a reserve (wildlife refuge, national park, etc.)


3.  Migratory species management (multi-nation hunting treaties, breeding habitat refuges, etc.)


4.  Management of a commercially viable species (food fishes, aquarium fishes, furbearers)


5.  Managing species involved in human-wildlife conflict (vehicle collisions, crop-raiding, etc)



Class Assignment

Fishery and Wildlife System Literature Search and Report


Students will complete a literature search to write a three-page report, either about a fishery or a wildlife system. This report will characterize the species involved, the habitat/ecosystem, and human components of the system. The scientific literature search will identify a minimum of 5 primary literature journal articles that will be appropriate for describing the chosen fishery or wildlife system. Lecture time will be devoted to how to search for and summarize the scientific journal articles identified and the particular format of the report with tips on scientific writing style and referencing conventions. Each student has to bring to class printouts of at least 5 scientific journal articles relevant to the chosen topic with the specific relevant information highlighted in each article on October 30th. The instructors will provide feedback about the appropriateness of the articles and tips for further searching when the assignment is returned. The 3-page report, which will reference the articles in the appropriate format, is due on November 20th.


Particularly Good Journals

These journals are recommended as sources for information on your assignment topic. In any of the databases you can either scan results for these titles or limit your search to one or more journals.

Journal of Wildlife Management

North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Fisheries Management and Ecology

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Canadian Journal of Zoology

Wildlife Society Bulletin

Biological Conservation

Human Dimensions of Wildlife


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