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Conservation Biology

BIOL305

Description

There?s a popular axiom in science that ?all biology is now conservation biology.? This statement is telling in two ways: First, in the modern era it is hard to find a biological system that is untouched by humankind. Second, perhaps more than any other discipline conservation biology is highly integrative, bringing together such disparate fields as ecology, evolutionary biology, public policy, and sociology. In this course, we will lay the foundation for any field within the natural sciences or environmental studies. Specific topics that we will cover include the status of biodiversity, the threats facing biodiversity, the importance of ecosystem services, conservation policy, design and management of protected areas, and habitat restoration.
Pre Reqs:
BIOL-203 DE ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES: APPLICATIONS TO CONSERVATION
OR
BI-2004 POPULATION & COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

Dates

Oct 5, 2020 — Nov 8, 2020

Jan 11, 2021 — Feb 14, 2021

Apr 5, 2021 — May 9, 2021

Jul 5, 2021 — Aug 8, 2021

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1410