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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 410 - Conservation Biology

4 Credits

Through case-studies and discussions, students study the ecological and social theories that form the foundation of Conservation Biology.  Students explore the major threats to global biodiversity and efforts to mitigate those threats (i.e., habitat loss, exploitation, pollution, global climate change, and invasive species). Students examine and discuss controversial aspects of conservation, such as rewilding, compassionate conservation, hunting for conservation, and fencing for conservation. Topics include metapopulation dynamics, conservation genetics, conservation prioritization and planning, community conservation, environmental policy and economics, ethics in conservation, and conservation conflicts.
Prerequisites: BIO 234