POPULATION ANALYSIS


ENTOM

NATRS

ES/RP

ZOOL

526 Graduate Course


Objectives

For the student to

  1. Know the methods for analyzing population time series data.
  2. Know how to use these methods to diagnose the underlying causes of population change.
  3. Know how to build models for use in forecasting population change and analyzing management alternatives.
  4. Gain experience in analyzing and interpreting real population data.


Course Structure

  1. 6 sessions on the Internet
  2. Reading assignments
  3. Exercises with computers and the software PAS, the "Population Analysis System"
  4. Instructor available for consultation via e-mail or in person
  5. Three examinations


University Credit


Prerequisites


Technical Requirements


Text


Grading


Instructor


Course Outline (Click Session # to access on-line course sessions)

Session

Topic

1

Introduction

2

Diagnosis - the time series

First Examination

Covers Sessions 1 and 2

3

Diagnosis - the phase portrait

4

Modeling

Second Examination

Covers Sessions 3 and 4

5

Forecasting

6

Practice

Final Examination

Review and Final Examination

 


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