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Invasive Species: Biology, Policy and Management
BIOL 226
Spring 2009
Section: 01  

Invasive species account for 39% of the known species extinctions on Earth, and they are responsible for environmental damages totaling greater than $138 billion per year. However, the general population has little knowledge of what invasive species are or what threats they pose to society. In this course, we will explore the biological, economic, political and social impacts of invasive species. We will begin by exploring a definition of an invasive species and looking at the life history characteristics which make them likely to become pest. Then, we will consider the effects of invasive species expansion on the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem function, as well as their global environmental and political impacts. Finally, we will explore the potential future changes in invasive species distributions under a changing climate

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
Critical analysis of scientific publications and their interpretation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR [BIOL182 or MB&B182] OR E&ES199
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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