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    Saint Francis University
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

BIOL 220 - Conservation Biology

(3 credits)


An introduction to the field of conservation biology. The course will include an examination of the historical background and ethical principles underlying the science of conservation biology. Topics to be examined include: biodiversity, patterns and origins of biodiversity, causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, ecological concepts used in conservation management practices, and practical approaches to conserving biodiversity. Prerequisites:

Required- Satisfactory completion of

  lecture and lab, and    lecture and lab, or their equivalents.

Recommended- Satisfactory completion of (or concurrent)

  lecture and lab. Spring, as needed.