Secondary Impacts of Harvest on Wild Populations and Ecosystems

EMBC+ MODULE 1: Understanding the structure and function of Marine Biodiversity
semester: 
3
ects: 
5

 Review of compensatory harvest theory; Harvesting populations within a community; Trophic interactions; Trophic cascades; Stable states; Evolutionary effects of fishing and hunting; Management trade-offs; Case studies.

keywords: 
Harvest; Fishing impacts; Hunting impacts; Population Ecology; Productivity; Community Ecology; Trophic interactions; Trophic cascades; Evolutionary change; System feedback; Stable states; Ecosystem-based management.
initial: 

 B.Sc. Honours understanding of population and community ecology.

final: 

 - Understanding the extant theory of harvesting
- Understanding of the latest research of secondary effects of population harvesting.
- Ability to critically evaluate the efficacy of current methods to incorporate secondary effects.
- Understanding of the implications for optimal population harvesting.
- Understanding of how secondary impacts can be accounted for