FOR 230 Fall 2014

Conservation Biology - Dr. John Cox

Syllabus

Lectures 1-3: Conservation Movement History and Ethical Foundations

 

Lectures 4-5: Conservation Ethics and Aldo Leopold

 

Lectures 6-7: Biodiversity Valuation

 

Lectures 8-9: Biodiversity Patterns and Processes

 

Lecture 10: General Biodiversity Threats

 

Lectures 11-12: Habitat Loss and Fragmentation

 

Lecture 13: Invasive Species

 

Lecture 14: Overexploitation

 

Lecture 15: Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings

The relationship between Trees and Human Health, EAB Case Study

 

Tibetan Buddhism and Snow Leopards

 

Cascading Effects of the Loss of Apex Predatory Sharks

 

Ecological Meltdown in Predator-Free Forest Fragments