These courses will build practical skills for working in the field.
Carrion Ecology and Evolution includes a range of organisms including molecular, bacterial, fungal, invertebrate, and vertebrate communities. Intra & interspecific interactions related to population biology, community ecology, & processes that manifest into habitats and ecosystems will be addressed. A multidisciplinary view of organisms will provide the basis for understanding decomposition.
This course is an introduction to wildlife conservation and ecology issues that may impact the investigation of wildlife crime. At the successful completion of this course, students will have an understanding of wildlife ecology, biodiversity, current environmental and wildlife concerns such as habitat destruction, invasive species, and climate change, and topics related to population ecology, restoration ecology and ecological succession.
This course introduces issues of human and wildlife conflict both in historical context & current conservation. Explore solutions, including innovative & traditional agricultural practices, hunting & tourism as potential means of off-setting the cost of wildlife damage, & policy development at the local, regional, and national or international levels.
This course gives credit for wildlife forensics internships. Susan Underkoffler and Dr. Hayley Adams are co-instructors. This course is offered all semesters.
UF Forensic Medicine is excited to offer two summer lab courses, Forensic Photography Laboratory (GMS6357L) and Principles of Bloodstain Analysis Laboratory (GMS6352L). These courses may count toward elective credit for the Master of Science in Wildlife Forensic Sciences & Conservation.