(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This course examines the principles of conservation biology: the scientific study of biological conservation and diversity. Topics will include minimum viable population size and population viability analyses, conservation genetics, biogeography, metapopulation dynamics, and extinction vulnerability. We will focus on the issues of habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, and the challenges of conserving populations.
Prerequisite: Biology 2213 with a grade of C- or higher, or equivalent.