RENR 364 - Principles of Managing Natural Diversity

Introduction to the theoretical foundation for conservation science. Elements of population, community and landscape ecology will be reviewed, and their application to real-world challenges discussed. Objective is to provide students with the scientific tools to evaluate and develop conservation strategies for maintaining diversity in human-altered systems. Ethical and philosophical aspects of the sociopolitical arena in which conservation decisions are made and implemented are also explored.

Prerequisites: YukonU BIOL 220, U of Alberta BIOL 208, or an equivalent introductory ecology course.

Registration restricted to students in B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences program. Non-B.Sc. ENCS students interested in taking RENR 364 should contact the ENCS Program Advisor, Dr. Katie Aitken, at, for registration information.

RENR 364
CRN Instructional method Instructor Location Start date Seats available*
20220 Face-to-face Synchronous Katie Aitken Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Class schedule
Start date End date Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Classroom - Face to Face A2601 - 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM - 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM - - -
Final Exam A2601 - 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM - - - - -