Basic Course Information

This webpage will be revised regularly during the semester, with the expectation that you will check it between each class session.

MWF 12:00- 12:50, Lewis Hall Room 306.


Dr Scott Creel 311-A Lewis Hall, Phone: 994-7033. Email:


Blake Lowrey  Email: Blake will conduct regular help sessions on the use of R and questions on class material on Mondays 3-4 and Fridays 11-12 in 407 Lewis Hall,and is available to help at other times by appointment.

Because of the holiday on Monday 9/4, the help session for this week has been moved to Tuesday  9/5 from 3-4, 407 Lewis.  If there is interest we will have a Friday help session also (to be addressed in class on Wednesday the 6th.)

Office Hours

TH 10-12, W 2-3. I am always happy to answer questions immediately after class, by email, or by appointment at other times.


The reading will be a mix of journal articles and textbook chapters. Required reading (journal articles, book chapters) that does not come from the textbook will be linked from this web page (links in the syllabus below). The textbook is Conservation of Wildlife Populations, 2nd edition by L.S. Mills  (Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 978-0-470-67149-8).  Also see the Software section of this page for text and other sources specific to learning how to use R.