Minor - Conservation Biology

BIOL 3436  Conservation Biology


BIOL 2446


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Conservation involves protection of ""Species and Spaces"" at risk. It has been described as both a ""crisis science"" and a ""mission-oriented science"" that aims to protect, manage and restore nature in the face of human population growth. Conservation has been motivated both by an inherent appreciation of wilderness and natural areas, and by ""enlightened self-interest,"" assigning a dollar value to ""nature's services."" We will consider global, national and regional conservation strategies and the role of protected areas as well as projects involving ecological restoration and re-introduction of species.

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