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Wild Life Ecology


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.

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


UG/PG: U.G. and P.G.

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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 interestsinclude photography, tourism, research, instrumentation and creative literary pursuits.


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


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.
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28th 2019 (Sunday).  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.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. 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.