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Online Course: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
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Pre-approved for 39 CECs under SER's CERP Program

9/3/2018 to 12/9/2018
When: Monday, September 3, 2018
Where: United States

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This course gives students an understanding of biodiversity and conservation biology as scientific disciplines whose aims are to reduce impacts of human activities on biological diversity. We’ll explore the following topics:

the history and subject matter of conservation biology, including a discussion of the scientific approach to understanding the world
what biodiversity is, where it’s found and how it arises
values of biodiversity including economic, ethical and ecological perspectives
important basic principles of ecology as well as how these principles are used to design conservation projects and understand population biology processes and patterns (especially for small and endangered populations)
the status of biodiversity and the impacts of current threats such as habitat destruction, introduction of exotic species, spread of disease and over exploitation

We’ll also look at possible human interventions for stemming the loss of biodiversity including creating and maintaining protected areas, restoration and species recovery strategies, laws, policies and programs.


Online Moodle-based format over a 14-week period, requiring approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.


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