STUDY GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY


STUDY GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

FO201- Wildlife Biology (2L, 2P)

Characteristics and taxonomy of wildlife species. Ecological concepts, energy flow, food relationships and webs. The value of wildlife. Spatial and temporal variation of biocommunity. Characteristics, availability and management principles of wildlife habitats. Dispersion, dispersal, daily and seasonal movements and migration of wildlife species. Home range size and features. Breeding strategies and reproductive rates. Mortality patterns and causes. Density-dependent and density independent mortality and reproduction. Laboratory exercises in the morphology, systematics, biology and species identification of the main terrestrial vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians) and freshwater fishes of Greece.