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St. Joseph's College New York    
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 430 - Conservation Biology

A study of the role in conservation biology in biological science. An extensive discussion of diversity will include: indices of diversity and factors controlling gradients in diversity. Students will learn about conservation of target species using ecosystem based management practices with particular focus on lessening extinction risk and increasing economic sustainability. Additional topics will include important threats to species, such as habitat loss, global climate change, pollution and invasive species. The modern methodologies used by conservation biologists, including comparative genomics, and establishment and subsequent management of protected regions will be analyzed. The laboratory will emphasize topics and methods introduced during the lecture.

BIO 118  or BIO 151 .
1 semester 4 credits.