Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
BIO 225 Conservation Biology
4 credits; 4 hours
The applied, integrative, and multidisciplinary science of maintaining the earth's biological diversity. The objectives of this course are to understand the conceptual foundations of conservation biology, the primary threats to biodiversity, the consequences of small populations, and approaches to solving conservation problems. Through reading assignments, discussions, exercises, field trips to local sites of conservation interest, exams and a presentation, the course will significantly foster student-active learning of conservation biology in an evolutionary and ecological context.
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