BIOL 323 : CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
Study the major themes of the conservation of biodiversity: ecosystem diversity and distribution; ecological processes; and human impacts. Case studies will be used to examine natural resource conservation in the context of socio-economic values. Recommended: General knowledge of biology and college-level skills in math and English. (E)
- Develop a better understanding of ecology and environmental science principles.
- Be able to identify and describe human caused changes to ecosystems.
- Be able to utilize conceptual and mathematical ecological models to identify genetic, and ecological effects of species population loss or decline due to exploitation, habitat loss, and introduced species competition.
- Recognize socio-economic implications of degraded ecosystem function and services.
- Have engaged in critical thinking about environmental laws, natural resource policy and management.
- Further a personal vision of natural resource conservation.
At a Glance
MATH& 146 or permission of instructor.