BIO464H5 • Conservation and Biodiversity

Description

Biodiversity is the sum of species diversity, and also the interaction of species at population, at ecosystem and at migration-route levels; it is one barometer of environmental health. Conservation biology applies ecological and genetic principles to the problem of declining biodiversity. We discuss the species concept, quantification and cost-benefit analysis of biodiversity and extinction, causes, consequence, diagnosis and treatment of population declines, as well as the effects of different land uses on biodiversity and reserve design. A key part of this course is a case study by each student.

Note: Students from a wide range of programs are encouraged to enrol.

Prerequisites
BIO152H5 and BIO153H5 and BIO205H5 and permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement
Science
Total Instructional Hours
36L
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Biology