Conservation Biology: Global Perspectives, Challenges, and Strategies

GENINT 721.556

Osher (50+). This course explores a wide variety of conservation challenges, with an emphasis on human-environment interactions and their implications for biodiversity, ecosystems, and individual species.

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What you can learn.

  • Identify major topics in climate change
  • Review the history, applications, and principles of conservation biology
  • Analyze scientific case studies regarding conservation biology
  • Discuss conservation strategies and solutions at the local and global levels

About this course:

Conservation biology is a multidisciplinary science that aims to understand and evaluate human impacts on global biodiversity and develop practical approaches to prevent the extinction of species. This course explores a wide variety of conservation challenges, with an emphasis on human-environment interactions and their implications for biodiversity, ecosystems, and individual species. Topics range from climate change and the global decline of coral reefs to the current poaching crisis in Africa and the global trade in illegal wildlife products. We start with the history, applications, and principles of conservation biology. Then, through the exploration of scientific research and case studies, we cover key topics that represent the greatest concern and discuss conservation strategies and solutions at both the global and local level.

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