Conservation biology is the scientific study of the Earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting genetic diversity, species, their habitats and ecosystems. In this subject, students build on their understanding of ecology to learn about genetic, species and ecosystem diversity, the main threats to biodiversity, and the current mass extinction crisis due to anthropogenic influences. We review a range of management approaches that are used in conservation biology to increase genetic health, population numbers and ecosystem functioning. Current and emerging conservation issues with potential socio-economic consequences are explored and discussed. On completion students are able to make professional judgments to generate possible strategies and courses of action to address conservation issues.
School of Environmental Sciences
Students who have completed BIO416 cannot enrol in this subject
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