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Spring 2012-2013
* EEB 308  

Conservation Biology

Lyndon D. Estes

An in-depth exposure to topics in conservation biology emphasizing the application of scientific concepts to our understanding of the problems that threaten endangered species and ecosystems. Topics include island biogeography, population genetics and viability, landscape ecology, reserve design, and endangered species recovery. To a lesser degree, this course will address some of the political, economic, and cultural aspects of conservation.

Sample reading list:
Primack, Primer of Conservation Biology, 3rd edition (suggested)
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading and discussion, problems sets, a final paper, and class participation

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EEB 211.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41039 L01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Lewis Library   134   Enrolled:29 Limit:30
41040 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
41041 P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled