BIOL 424
Conservation Biology
Last Offered Fall 2011
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 systematic 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, restoration ecology, design of reserves and conservation strategies. Format; tutorial/field trip, one to three hours per week. Requirements: evaluation will be based on 5 writing assignments, tutorial presentation, performance in the role of paper critic, and course participation.
The Class: Format: tutorial/field trip, one to three hours per week
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1202
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: based on 5 writing assignments, tutorial presentation, performance in the role of paper critic, & course participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: BIOL/ENVI 203 or BIOL 302 or 305 or permission of instructor; open to juniors and seniors
Enrollment Preferences: Biology majors who have not taken a 400-level course; then to senior Environmental Studies majors or concentrators
Unit Notes: satisfies the distribution requirement in the Biology major
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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