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Stephen D West
CFR 554
Seattle Campus

Wildlife Seminar

Discussion of current research and application in wildlife biology and conservation. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This is the forum for the Wildlife Science Group at UW. It is the venue for presentations and defenses of graduate student research, and where invited speakers from around the world share their research findings. Graduate students presenting may enroll for 2 credits. This seminar is open to the public and offered each quarter except summer.

Student learning goals

Discover who is doing research on wildlife, their habitats, and their management in the Pacific Northwest.

See new techniques and approaches for investigating problems in wildlife conservation and management.

Observe graduate student dissertation proposals and defenses of Master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations.

Meet invited speakers from around the world.

Hear about volunteer and paid opportunities to become involved in wildlife research at the UW.

Hear about opportunities for employment and summer internships with agencies, private employers, and other universities.

General method of instruction

Each meeting has three parts. We have announcements of interest, followed by the featured presentation, and a concluding question and answer session. Participants are free thereafter to converse informally with the speakers.

Recommended preparation

No formal courses required. An interest in wildlife and their conservation is expected.

Class assignments and grading

There are no formal assignments.

Grades are based on attendance. No credit with more than two unexcused absences.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stephen D West
Date: 09/13/2007