BIOL 424
Conservation Biology
Last Offered Fall 2006
Division III Writing Skills
Cross-listed ENVI 424 / BIOL 424
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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This tutorial examines the application of population genetics, population ecology, community ecology, and systematics to the conservation of biological diversity. While the focus of this tutorial is on biological rather than social, legal, or political issues underlying conservation decisions, the context is to develop science-based recommendations that can inform policy. Topics include extinction, the genetics of small populations, habitat fragmentation, the impact of invasive species, and conservation strategies.
The Class: Format: tutorial meeting each week between instructor and 2-3 students
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1406
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on 5 (4-5-page) papers, tutorial presentations, and the student's effectiveness as a critic
Prerequisites: Biology 203 or 302 or 305 or permission of instructor; open to juniors and seniors
Enrollment Preferences: senior Biology majors who have not taken a 400-level course
Distributions: Division III Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 424 Division III BIOL 424 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives

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