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2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 35600 - Conservation Biology

Course Credit: 1.25
This course examines the theory, methods, and tools by which biologists attempt to understand and to protect biological habitats and their attendant natural populations of organisms. Topics included demographic and genetic conservation, invasive species, fragmentation and habitat loss, design of nature reserves, management for conservation, and sustainable development within a conservation context. We also examine economic, social, and political pressures that influence conservation decision-making. Laboratory exercises include computer simulations, field trips, and group projects. Normally two classroom meetings and one three-hour laboratory weekly Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20200 ; minimum grade C-; or permission of the instructor Annually.