This course introduces the unifying concepts of the diverse and interdisciplinary field of conservation biology, as well as highlighting the history of conservation in practice and current issues and methods. We will discuss conservation issues that span and integrate across disciplines and levels of organization, including: biodiversity and ecological functions, conservation genetics, habitat loss and fragmentation, habitat degradation and pollution, climate change, invasive species, endangered species management, planning and priorities, and human-animal conflict. We will consider conservation at the local and global level, with discussion of community-based initiatives and traditional knowledge, and special considerations in marine conservation.
● Understand how biodiversity is measured and the value of biodiversity
● Recognize threats to biodiversity
● Learn and utilize tools and methods used to mediate threats
● Recognize the complexity of integrating scientific and applied disciplines
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
T/F 2:10PM-4:00PM; W 8:30AM-12:10PM (Lab) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Updates , Biology , Fully In-Person