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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Classroom
Starting at $135.00
As few as 8 weeks
0.0 Credits

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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Canceled
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Tuesday 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Instructor: Graeme Gissing
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Fee:
$135.00
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Notes

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund after Oct. 3.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 3, 2018
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Sep 25, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 9, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 16, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 23, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 30, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Lecture
Tue Nov 6, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Lecture
Tue Nov 13, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center

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