Conservation Biology & Population Ecology Lab

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Conservation Biology in Practice

Dr. Karen V. Root, Dept. of Biological Sciences




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Conservation Biology in Practice (BIOL 4100/5420)

Diversity of Species

In this course we look at the application of basic ecological principles to conservation issues, using the text Principles of Conservation Biology (Groom et al), supplemented with readings from the scientific literature.

Conservation Biology in Practice is offered each Spring Semester. BIOL 4100 is the undergraduate section and BIOL 5420 is the graduate section.

Students are challenged with class activities, critique write-ups, readings with class discussions, hands-on exercises, and issue debates.

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