Spring 2017 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
This course will focus on the biology of conservation rather than cultural aspects of conservation. However, conservation issues will be placed in the context of ethics, economics, and politics. We will cover the fundamental processes that threaten wild populations, structure ecological communities, and determine the functioning of ecosystems. From this basis, we will explore important conservation issues such as habitat loss and alteration, overharvesting, food web alteration, invasive species, and climate change. We will use readings from the primary literature and field projects to learn about current research methods used in conservation biology.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CES)(ENVS)(SISP)
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