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Fall 2018-2019
EEB 308 (STN)   No Pass/D/Fail

Conservation Biology

David S. Wilcove

Students will learn to identify, understand, and (perhaps) reconcile conflicts between human activities such as farming, forestry, industry, and infrastructure development, and the conservation of species and natural ecosystems. We will also explore the role of biodiversity in providing critical ecosystem services to people. We will examine these topics in an interdisciplinary way, with a primary focus on ecology, but also including consideration of the economic and social factors underlying threats to biodiversity. In Fall 2018, the course will include an optional field trip to Florida for the duration of Fall break.

Sample reading list:
Estes, et al., Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth, Science 2011
Phalan, et al., Reconciling Food Production and Biodiversity Conservation
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 75 pages a week.

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

Other Requirements:
United States Travel Required
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EEB 211.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21094 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W        Enrolled:29 Limit:29 Closed
21095 P03 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:14 Limit:15
21096 P04 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th        Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed