BIOEE 2670

BIOEE 2670

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Broad exploration of biological concepts and practices related to conserving the earth's biodiversity; integrates ecological, evolutionary, behavioral, and genetic principles important for understanding conservation issues of the 21st century. Topics include species and ecosystem diversity, values of biodiversity, causes of extinction, risks facing small populations, simulation modeling, design of nature preserves, the Endangered Species Act, conservation priority-setting, species recovery, ecosystem restoration and management, implications of climate change, and our ecological footprint.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement Counts for (PBS-AS) when taken for 3 credits.

Comments Three credits includes discussison section. Intended for both science and nonscience majors. May not be taken for credit after NTRES 4100. Completion of BIOEE 2670/NTRES 2670 not required for NTRES 4100.

  • Explain the fundamental ecological principles that guide conservation biology as a discipline.
  • Describe biodiversity in its many forms (from genetic to landscape), its value in ecosystems, and factors that threaten it.
  • Apply ecological concepts to conservation problems.
  • Interpret ecological graphs, figures, scientific results, and models related to conservation biology.
  • Discuss the importance of social, economic, and legal dimensions in conservation biology.
  • Critically think about how ecological and social factors affect conservation threats and outcomes.
  • Evaluate and communicate the science underlying controversies in conservation.
  • Explain the basic principles of and approaches to management, restoration, and reserve design.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: BIOEE 2670NTRES 2670

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4496BIOEE 2670  LEC 001

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOEE 2670NTRES 2670

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4497BIOEE 2670  LEC 002

  • Three credits includes disc sec, two Sat a.m. field trips, and two essays. Intended for both science and nonscience majors. May not be taken for credit after NTRES 4100. Completion of NTRES 2670 not required for NTRES 4100.

  •  4498BIOEE 2670  DIS 201