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RENR 8103 - Applied Conservation Biology

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Conservation biology is the science of biology that looks at human impacts on biological diversity and possible means to prevent extinction of native species. Topics to be covered in this course include: principles of conservation biology and biological diversity, biological diversity of British Columbia, value of biological diversity, threats to biological diversity, invasive species management, climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity, species at risk, habitat loss and fragmentation, island biogeography theory, and the species area relationship as it relates to biodiversity conservation and the design and planning of protected areas. Field sessions outside of scheduled class time will be required.

Prerequisite(s)

RENR 7100 and RENR 8001

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Analyze and communicate the scientific basis and historical context of conservation, and the principles and tools available for addressing conservation issues.
  • Apply conservation biology principles to the research and preparation of recovery plans for species at risk.
  • Apply conservation biology principles to the design and planning of parks and protected areas.
  • Apply the Canadian Species at Risk Act (SARA) and associated legislation.
  • Compile species at risk reports.
  • Prescribe invasive species management plans for various species and habitats in BC for conservation purposes.
  • Critically evaluate the current literature in conservation biology.
  • Justify to the general public the need to conserve biological diversity, considering potential change needed in individual behaviour and public policy.
  • Design and implement an outreach activity to convey the significance of conservation issues to a non-science target audience (general or school children [K-12]).

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

RENR 8103 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Science

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