Course code:

ES5012

Level:

A - Advanced

Meets the following requirements:

  • ES - Environmental Science

Lab fee:

10

This course examines the causes, extent, and ecological significance of the endangered species “crisis.”

We examine the role of extinctions in evolutionary history and compare “natural” extinctions to current events in the Neotropics, Orient, and Oceania.

We also discuss the significance of successful introductions of exotic species into different regions and their effects on native forms. Changes in land use patterns and the science of Landscape Ecology are investigated. Finally, we examine current conservation techniques in an effort to establish a workable synthesis for specific case histories.

There are two lectures/discussions per week, occasional evening lectures.

 

Prerequisites:

One intermediate Ecology course and/or signature of instructor.

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.