Teaching | Dr. Kevin Ringelman



RNR 2031

Principles of Wildlife Management (3), Fall and Spring

The goal of this course is to provide students with a foundational knowledge of North American wildlife management to build on during their undergraduate career and beyond. We cover the history, ethics, and philosophical development of wildlife management. We also discuss the theoretical and practical application of management principles to both populations and their habitats, as well as discuss current and future threats to wildlife. RNR 2031 Syllabus

RNR 3018

A group of students sitting on a log Ecology and Management of Southeastern WIldlife (3), Spring in even years 

Ecology and Management of Southeastern Wildlife is focused on identification, taxonomy, life history, and ecology of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians commonly found in Louisiana. The goal of this course is to provide students with a primer in comparative vertebrate zoology and teach the natural history of common wildlife, effectively serving as a “light” version of ornithology, mammalogy, and herpetology. RNR 3018 Syllabus

RNR 4012/7012

A group of students releasing ducks into the airWaterfowl Ecology and Management (4), Spring in odd years

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the ecology and management of North American waterfowl throughout their annual cycle, by applying broad concepts from life history theory, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology. RNR 4012/7012 Syllabus

RNR 7006

Behavioral Ecology (3), Fall to meet demand

This course uses an evolution-driven approach to describe theoretical models of animal behavior, and their practical evaluation in empirical systems.  Throughout the course, we emphasize the importance of animal behavior in shaping population and community structure, with obvious ties to conservation biology and wildlife management. RNR 7006 Syllabus

RNR 7001

Research Methods (3), Fall beginning in 2022

HNRS 2000 (Ogden Honors College)

Critical Analysis (3), Fall

In HNRS 2000 in recent years, faculty and students have discussed issues of special concern to residents of Louisiana, particularly questions of environmental degradation, environmental justice and environmental racism. The most recent theme of the course was “Louisiana: Paradise Lost?” HNRS 2000 Syllabus