Wildlife Health and Disease Control
Learn how to manage the health of wildlife and also control outbreaks of disease in this free online ecology course.Publisher: NPTEL
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This course promotes a better understanding of wildlife diseases and their management. You will be taught the horizontal and vertical transmission of diseases and what a host is, learn about some common wildlife diseases, the principles of disease management, the ‘epidemiology triangle’ and the maintenance strategies of infectious agents.
You will also study conservation genetics and Mendel's laws of genetics, analyzing population genetics and the violations of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. This course will explore chromosomal mutations, genetic disorders and inbreeding, and you will be shown ways of conducting population viability analysis.
Finally, you will be introduced to in-situ and ex-situ conservation, especially the genetic implications of ex-situ conservation plus the role of zoos and their management. Learn about botanical gardens, cryopreservation, seed banks and the procedures of seed collection. This course is important for ecology and conservation students who want to have a better understanding of wildlife diseases and will prepare learners to recognize and manage the adverse impacts of zoonotic diseases on human health.Start Course Now
Management of Wildlife Diseases
Management of Wildlife Diseases - Learning Outcomes
Some Common Wildlife Diseases
Principles of Disease Management
Management of Wildlife Diseases - Lesson Summary
Conservation Genetics - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Genetics
Chromosomal, Genetic Disorders and Inbreeding
Population Viability Analysis
Reintroductions and Outbreeding
Conservation Genetics - Lesson Summary
Ex-situ Conservation - Learning Outcomes
Fundamentals of Ex-situ Conservation
Zoos and Their Management
Other Aspects: Cryopreservation, Seed Banks, Etc.
Ex-situ Conservation - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the difference between 'health' and 'disease'
- Identify some common wildlife diseases
- Explain the epidemiology triangle
- List the maintenance strategies of infectious agents
- Define genetics
- State Mendel's laws of genetics
- Explain population genetics
- Summarize population viability analysis
- Define in-situ and ex-situ conservation
- Explain zoos and their management
- Discuss botanical gardens
- Define 'cryopreservation' and 'seed banks'
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