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Course Description

BIO 149
Conservation Biology
Fall

Quantitative treatment of the central concepts in ecology as applied to complex conservation problems. Topics include: mathematical modeling of single populations and species interactions; stochastic and deterministic processes of extinction; demographic modeling and Population Viability Analyses of small, isolated or declining populations; conservation genetics; community-level causes and consequences of the decline of single species; design of effective conservation plans using quantitative approaches. Lecture with lab (conducting PVAs; discussing peer-reviewed literature; field trips).
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Sarah Swope

Prerequisite:
BIO 125 or BIO 135 or BIO 148

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: BIO
Occasionally sophomores will have the prerequisites for this course. Sophomores (but not juniors or seniors) should consult with the professor before registering.
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Written Communication II, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Critical Analysis, Quantitative Literacy, Written & Oral Comm II

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Last Updated: 6/23/17