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EVSP507 - Conservation Biology


This course examines the development of major areas in conservation-oriented research that include patterns of biodiversity, extinction, conservation genetics, conservation of populations, communities and landscapes, and ecological sustainability. Course Objectives: • Describe the processes of extinction, species conservation, and biodiversity. • Analyze the regulations, policies, and treaties that support biological conservation. • Assess the role of conservation genetics theory in the preservation of biodiversity. • Select and apply quantitative methods to conduct for population viability analyses. • Identify potential management strategies that incorporate the human dimensions in conserving species. • Develop defendable strategies for conservation of a species or a system of concern.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

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Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
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Book Title: Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 (ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN: 9780470658758
Publication Info: Wiley
Author: Macdonald, D. and Willis, K.
Unit Cost: $80.56
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