Western University

Our educational programs are designed to give individuals an increased understanding and appreciation of wildlife and habitat management/conservation. The programs also provide students that are interested in pursuing careers in the wildlife field an opportunity to receive training in experimental study design, statistical analysis, and scientific writing.


Long Point Waterfowl staff supervise and advise Honors B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students working on a multitude of research projects on the ecology, management, and conservation of the wildlife and wetland habitats
associated with the lower Great Lakes ecosystem.


Our education program will continue to expand and evolve in order to ensure that university students will have a greater understanding of the natural environment around them, thereby also instilling an appreciation for wildlife, habitat, and the need for their management or conservation.

Undergraduate Education Programs Offered

Wildlife Ecology and Management

This full semester course is offered at the University of Western Ontario by Long Point Waterfowl. The course focuses on the need to manage for (rare, endangered and threatened species) or against (overabundant populations) wildlife due to the expanding human population and associated habitat alterations.
It is imperative that biologists have a good understanding of ecological principles before they can attempt to manage wildlife and this is the main focus of this full semester course.

Wetland & Waterbird Ecology

This is a one-week course taught in and around the globally important coastal wetland complex associated with Long Point in southwestern Ontario. Students will learn about ecological processes and the importance of natural and man-made wetlands to humans and the animals that inhabit them. Students also will actively participate in group-based data collection and summarization by conducting point counts for marsh-birds, trapping amphibians, and sampling aquatic invertebrates and plants.

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