Dr. Kevin Ringelman

 

Teaching

RNR 3018 Field trip to Alexander State Forest
RNR 2031
Principles of Wildlife Management (Fall)
The goal of this course is to provide you with a foundational knowledge of North American wildlife management that you will continue to build on during your undergraduate career and beyond. We will cover the history, ethics, and philosophical development of wildlife management. We will also discuss the theoretical and practical application of management principles to both populations (which will require some math) and their habitats, as well as discuss current and future threats to wildlife.
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RNR 3018Wildlife Techniques
Louisiana Wildlife (even springs)
Ecology and Management of Southeastern Wildlife is focused on identification, taxonomy, life history, and ecology of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians commonly found in Louisiana. The goal of this course is to provide you with a primer in comparative vertebrate zoology and teach you the natural history of common wildlife, effectively serving as a “light” version of ornithology, mammalogy, and herpetology.
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RNR 4012/7012RNR 4061 Release
Waterfol Ecology and Management (4), Spring/odd years
The goal of this course is to familiarize you with the ecology and management of North American waterfowl throughout their annual cycle, by applying broad concepts from life history theory, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology.
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RNR 7006
Behavioral Ecology (odd falls)
The goal of this course is to use an evolution-driven approach to describe theoretical models of animal behavior, and their practical evaluation in empirical systems. Throughout the course, we will emphasize the importance of animal behavior in shaping population and community structure, with obvious ties to conservation biology and wildlife management.
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