526 Graduate Course
For the student to
- Know the methods for analyzing population time series data.
- Know how to use these methods to diagnose the underlying causes of population change.
- Know how to build models for use in forecasting population change and analyzing management alternatives.
- Gain experience in analyzing and interpreting real population data.
- 6 sessions on the Internet
- Reading assignments
- Exercises with computers and the software PAS, the "Population Analysis System"
- Instructor available for consultation via e-mail or in person
- Three examinations
- Population Theory - Entom/Natrs/Zool/EsRp 429 or 529. Click here to review this course.
- Statistics through multiple regression and correlation. Click here to review the statistics requirement.
- Students are advised that a basic knowledge of general ecology and mathematics through calculus is necessary for this course.
- Personal computer with Internet connection (e.g., a modum)
- Java-enabled web browser, such as Netscape Navigator 3.0, or Microsoft Explorer 3.0 or higher versions.
- Spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.
- E-mail communication and work submission for off-campus students (click here for information).
- Berryman, A. A. 1997. Principles of Population Dynamics and their Application. The text can be obtained from WSU bookstore or from the publisher Stanley Thornes Ltd., Cheltenham, England (distributed in the USA by International Specialized Book Services, 5804 NE Hassalo Street, Portland, OR 97213-3644) (see http://classes.entom.wsu.edu/book/ )
- Computer Software, the Population Analysis System. The software can be downloaded fee-of-charge at this web site.
- Professor Alan A. Berryman (click here to obtain more information)
- Questions concerning this course can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Outline (Click Session # to access on-line course sessions)
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