Jul 03, 2022
BIOL 566 - Conservation Biology
An introduction to the theory and practice of conservation biology, with emphasis on case studies. Two hours lecture, one hour discussion, and four hours lab or field study per week. Weekend field trips may be required. BIOL 466 and BIOL 566 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.
Prerequisite: BIOL 360 and graduate standing.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate different measures of biodiversity.
- Identify and assess major threats to biodiversity on a global scale
- Compare and evaluate study design, methods, and data analysis techniques for conservation biology research
- Critically evaluate conservation projects.
- Apply concepts, patterns, and processes from other disciplines (e. g., ecology, genetics, physiology, evolution, geography, economics) to potential solutions for actual conservation problems
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Spring Locations Ellensburg
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