Conservation Biology Online Undergraduate CourseBI3323
June 5 - July 30, 2017
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Students in this course will study the biological and human dimensions of protecting biodiversity globally.
3 Credit Hours
Conservation Biology focuses on the biological and human dimensions of protecting biodiversity globally. The course investigates the value of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, and practical approaches for conservation of ecosystem diversity, species diversity, and genetic diversity within species. Conservation Biology stresses management of ecosystems and habitats to carry out population conservation. Specific concepts include Tragedy of the Commons, minimum viable populations, extinction patterns, habitat fragmentation, and prioritizing conservation areas.
Prerequisites: One college-level science class