GEP 447

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the loss, maintenance and restoration of biological diversity in the face of profound environmental change. This course will cover principles of ecology, population biology and genetics, biogeography, ethics, and economics as applied to biodiversity conservation. Topics covered include climate change, species invasions, prioritization of protected areas, ecosystem restoration, and assessing economic and ethical tradeoffs. At least one field trip may be required. Grade only. Prerequisites: GEP 340 or BIOL 131 and Junior/Senior standing. Co-requisites: GEP 340 or BIOL 131.

GEP 340 or BIOL 131 (can be taken concurrently), junior- or senior-level standing