Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

BIOL 1130 - Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

Goals: To understand the ecological, evolutionary, geological, and historical factors which have led to the current distribution and abundance of organisms; to examine the changes in these distributions due to human activities; and to evaluate conservation strategies for different types of organisms.

Content: Fundamentals of population ecology, community ecology and evolution; classification of organisms; patterns of biodiversity in space and time; extinctions and their causes; conservation genetics; design of nature preserves.

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 4