Prerequisites: 15:273.

This course introduces the principles of conservation biology with an emphasis on ecological processes operating at population, community and ecosystem levels of organization. This multidisciplinary approach seeks to investigate human impacts on the natural world and to develop practical solutions to address these impacts. Beginning with the origins of the conservation movement, topics to be examined will include historic and future threats, and the various approaches and challenges to achieving adequate conservation measures on both a local and global scale.

3 lecture hours per term