BIO322  Conservation Biology

This course introduces students  to the science of conservation biology. We will focus on applied issues and case studies as a means of demonstrating the complex, inter-disciplinary nature of this field. We will explore how the application of scientific methods and objective data can inform and guide policy decisions that may have global impacts. Emphasis will be placed on the scientific principles that underlie conservation decisions and actions.



Climate change

Conservation genetics

Managing populations

Population viability analysis

Managing ecosystems

Degradation of habitats and ecosystems

Invasive species

Conservation law and policy

Environmental economics

Conservation psychology

Reintroduction biology

Design of nature reserves

Conservation vs. conservation biology

Contact Info: Susan Margulis, PhD, Canisius College , 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208