Objectives for Chapter 1:  Defining Wildlife and Fisheries.

After reading the chapter and attending the lecture, you should be able to

  1. define wildlife, including an explanation of why some groups are included or excluded from this definition.
  2. distinguish between fish and fishes, providing examples of each.
  3. distinguish between game and non-game species, providing examples of each from each class of vertebrates.
  4. define and distinguish between fishery and fisheries, providing an example of each.
  5. name, discuss, and give an example of the three interactive components (habitat, biota, human users)  of a fishery and a wildlife system.
  6. distinguish between direct and indirect users of wildlife, providing an example of each.
  7. distinguish between a consumptive and non-consumptive users of wildlife, providing an example of each.
  8. list as many similarities and differences between fisheries and wildlife.
  9. distinguish between an endotherm and a homeotherm, providing an example of each.
  10. distinguish between an ectotherm and a poikilotherm, providing an example of each.
  11. provide an example of a fossorial, aerial, or arboreal wildlife species.
  12. distinguish between anthropocentric and biocentric views of nature and species.
  13. give the name of a premier professional organization dealing with wildlife and/or fisheries professionals;  what is the name of their journal?
  14. summarize the theoretical, practical, and philosophical contributions of Aldo Leopold to wildlife biology.
  15. distinguish between management, conservation, and preservation; provide an example of each.
  16. give an example of a notable success and failure of wildlife or fishery practices (or the lack thereof).
  17. give several examples of wildlife and fish examples of species that have become extinct or extirpated from Pennsylvania.
  18. distinguish between market hunting, subsistence hunting, and trophy hunting, providing an example of each.
  19. name the agencies responsible for the fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds of Pennsylvania.
  20. name the agencies responsible for the fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds of the United States.
  21. answer the Practice Questions at the end of the chapter.

Vocabulary to know

 
charismatic megafauna determinate/indeterminate growth
anthropomorphism lateral line system