2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 308 - Conservation and Effective Practice


This course is designed to introduce students to the conceptual, ecological, evolutionary, and practical concepts associated with local conservation issues in anthropogenically-influenced local environments.  Students will use the expertise gained in earlier courses in evolution, genetics and ecology to solve applied problems likely to be associated primarily with the Clark campus, the arboretum and local environments closely associated with the University.  Classes will consist of both discussions of fundamental literature related to conservation biology, selected for relevance to the applied problem the course is intended to solve, and of discussions of targeted applied literature led by practitioners in the appropriate field.  The goal of this course over the long-term is to enhance the sustainability of Clark University from biological and conservation perspectives.