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Following up on this #wildlife populations thread 1 year later. About to teach the #WildlifePops class for 2nd time.

Last year used the Mills book. Generally, students used it & thought it helpful (results from an anonymous survey). Image
What I liked about Mills:
- lots of non-game examples
- pop #genetics
- real applications
- problem sets to work in Excel

What I didn't like about Mills was that it made some concepts more difficult to understand than necessary. I found it difficult to parse through at times.
Have been perusing other or additional options including Powell & Gale (2015), Gotelli (2008), and Gibbs et al. (2008).

I am curious...the #population #ecology &/or #wildlife #management folks teaching out there:

what have you used solo or in a set? Feel free to comment!
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Curious for opinions from #wildlife #biology folks. Am teaching Wildlife Populations for the 2nd time this Spring and want to adjust labs a bit.

Currently, labs focus on understanding pop growth, CMR & other density estimates, etc. Most are Excel heavy.

Last year, we had two outdoor labs around estimating #squirrel population densities on campus, which students really enjoyed. This year am adding another outdoor lab around using #frog calling indices. (Yes, we shall be going out in the snow!)

I also think our students could use more practice learning local species & scientific names, esp. bc not all get to take all the animal-ologies. So..

Should I incorporate 1 - 2 specimen labs on important #wildlife species? (have good #mammal #bird #herp #fish collections)
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