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 kaitken@yukonu.ca, for registration information.

Credits
3.00

No scheduled sessions