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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
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BIOL 333 - Conservation Biology

(4 credits)
Prerequisite: BIOL 225 with a minimum grade of “C-” or consent of instructor
Corequisite: BIOL 333L

Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary science that deals with the conservation of biological diversity at genetic, population, species, ecosystems, landscapes and global levels. Based on a strong scientific foundation and the involvement of multiple disciplines such as public policies, economics and social sciences, this course develops theoretical, technical and practical means for protection, maintenance and restoration of ecological and evolutionary processes for biodiversity conservation. To emphasize the need for an interdisciplinary approach in conservation, human dimensions such as social and economic issues influencing biodiversity and science-based conservation policy will be integrated into the course. Further, this course encompasses wildlife management and critical evaluation of strategies adopted to prevent loss of biodiversity. Detailed analyses of the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, established and emerging conservation approaches and strategies, and the ecological and evolutionary theory that underlies conservation are integral parts of this course. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Offered alternate fall semesters. (CWRM)