Ethology of the game species in Hungary (in Hungarian) (Course code: bbbn9115)

General obligatory, 2 credits, 90 minutes/weekly
Semester: spring 
Requirement: exam (5) (oral exam)
Prior requirements and knowledge: ethology, behavioral ecology
Responsible person: Péter Pongrácz, PhD
Lecturer: Péter Pongrácz, PhD
Books: 
S. J. Armstrong and R. G. Botzler: Animal Ethics Reader (London, 2003)

DETAILED TOPICS OF THE COURSE:
1. The most important aspects of the environment – Historical changes of the environment in the Carpathian basin. The features of the recent habitats in the Carpathian basin
2. Mammals of the watery habitats – otter, beaver

3. Rodents of the open grasslands – ground squirrel, hamster, mole-rat
4. Lagomorphs – rabbit and hare
5. Insectivores – bats, shrews, hedgehog and mole
6. Mustelids (1) – weasel, stoat, polecat
7. Mustelids (2) – mink, badger, marten
8. Most important indigenous hoofed game species (1) – roe deer, red deer
9. Most important indigenous hoofed game species (2) – fallow deer, wild boar
10. Feline predators – wildcat, lynx
11. Canid predators – grey wolf, golden jackal, red fox
12. Rodents of the forest – red squirrel, dormouse
13. Hoofed animals of the hills – mouflon, chamois
14. Rare, disappeared, and invasive species – brown bear, European bison, raccoon, raccoon dog