|Graduate Course Details|
|Title||Environmental and Conservation Biology|
Modern Biology often focuses on specific aspects of life, such as the components of the cell; sometimes investigators lose the ""big picture"" as to the structure and function of a complete system. Ecology involves the comprehensive study of entire ecosystems, incorporating chemical, physical and geologic parameters as part of biological processes. This course will review the basic principles of ecology as they define the world around us. Students will also study the impacts of humans on nature with special emphasis on current topics in conservation biology. Prerequisite: College-level Biology course or permission of the Instructor.