2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 07, 2020  
2019-2020 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.
Fall