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Swayam Central

Wildlife Ecology

By Prof. Ankur Awadhiya   |   IIT Kanpur
Wildlife is an enamouring field for most of us. In my professional tenure, I've observed numerous people flocking to get a glimpse of the tiger, to get an opportunity of diving with the fishes, or to get access to a National Park or a Wildlife Sanctuary. And these experiences gets even more endearing when you get to know how the show is getting managed, how and why we regulate access, and also how we maintain grasslands and water bodies to keep the systems up and running. This course will cover one such aspect of wildlife management by providing an overview of the field of Ecology, and also how it is being used in the understanding and management of our wildlife resources. In this course, we'll use the casestudy approach with real-life examples from the field to get a better understanding of the field and its applications.
 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Officers and staff of Forest departments, Studentsof Forestry, Wildlife conservation and allieddisciplines, Policy makers


PREREQUISITES : Has cleared 10+2 with science

INDUSTRY SUPPORT Tourism industries, Education industries, Green energy industries, Renewable energy / materials industry

Learners enrolled: 885

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 18 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1  :  Introduction
    Week 2  :  Ecological structure
    Week 3  :  Ecological interactions
    Week 4  :  Ecological energetics
    Week 5  :  Population Ecology
    Week 6  :  Community Ecology
    Week 7  :  Distribution & abundance
    Week 8  :  Management of threatened species
    Week 9  :  Human Ecology
    Week 10:  Ecology of change
    Week 11:  Applied Ecology
    Week 12:  Revision

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Krebs, C. J. The experimental analysis of distribution and abundance. Ecology. New York: Harper and Row.2. Odum, E. P., & Barrett, G. W. Fundamentals of Ecology. Philadelphia: Saunders.3. Selected articles / papers as referred to in the lectures.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Ankur Awadhiya

    IIT Kanpur
    Dr. Ankur Awadhiya (B. Tech IIT Kanpur 2009, Ph. D IIT Kanpur 2015, AIGNFA IGNFA Dehradun 2016, PGDAWM WII Dehradun 2018) is an IFS officer borne on the Madhya Pradesh cadre. His interests include photography, tourism, research, instrumentation and creative literary pursuits.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 18th October, 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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