FOR 230 Fall 2013

Conservation Biology - Dr. John Cox

Syllabus

Lectures 1-2: Conservation Movement History and Ethical Foundations

 

Lectures 3-4: Conservation Ethics and Leopold

 

Lectures 5-6: Biodiversity Valuation

 

Lectures 7-8: Biodiversity Patterns and Processes

 

Lecture 9: Biodiversity Threats

 

Lecture 10: Overexploitation

 

Lecture 11: Invasive Species

 

Lecture 12: Climate Change

  Lectures 13-14:  Habitat Loss and Fragmentation
  Lecture 15: Disease

 

Lectures 16-17: Small Populations and Conservation Genetics

  Lecture 18: Ex-Situ Conservation Strategies
  Lecture 19: Protected Areas, Design and Management

 

 

Readings

Cascading Effects of the Loss of Apex Predatory Sharks

 

The Environmental Price Tag of MTR Coal Removal

 

Tibetan Buddihism and Snow Leopards

 

Trout Impacts on Grizzly and Elk

 

Terborgh

 

Shrink to Fit Conservation