BIO3014S - Conservation: Genes, Population & Biodiversity

36 credits at NQF level 7

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Course Outline:

This course introduces students to the science and practice of conservation biology, beginning with an overview of conservation issues, the value of biodiversity, extinction risks and the history and philosophy of conservation. The conservation of biodiversity is explored at multiple levels, including the diversity of genes, species, populations and ecosystems. At the species and population levels, we consider the role of life history and behaviour in the management of populations in the real world. The conservation and management of ecosystems is considered in terms of important processes, such as disturbance, re-wilding and threats by alien species.