2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Conserving and Restoring Biodiversity

Winter quarter

Faculty: Timothy Quinn

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20296 (4 GR)  

Credits: 4(W)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening


This course focuses on the biology that underlies conservation and restoration issues around the world. There are many ways to approach the study of conservation and restorationbiology and I will mostly emphasize the scientific elements of these disciplines. I also will provide you with a practitioner's perspective of the relationship of biology and policy from work done in Washington State. This course will introduce you to the literature, controversies, and promising methodologies for a variety of conservation/restoration biology applications. In addition, I will invite a number of local experts to come and provide perspectives on their work in applied fields of conservation. We will read, discuss, and write on a variety of topics. Your assignments include written and oral exercises, and peer evaluations aimed at helping you develop your ideas and increas your ability to communicate those ideas. I want to introduce you to the principal concepts and methodologies of conservation and restoration biology, enrich your understanding of the scientific contributions necessary for solving conservation problems, foster your understanding of the scientific process in general and as applied in conservation settings, and further your powers of analysis and ability to communicate effectively.

Maximum Enrollment: 18

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Mon

Undergraduate Credit Option: Requires Faculty Approval

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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