Spring 2010

Seminar in Conservation Biology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-48


C. Josh Donlan (Section 01)


Conservation biology is a highly interdisciplinary field, requiring careful consideration of biological, economic, and sociological issues. Solutions to biodiversity conservation and environmental challenges are even more complex. To date, efforts to safeguard biological diversity for future generations have largely failed. This seminar will focus on emerging cutting-edge solutions to those challenges and will involve the integration of biological, economic, technological, and socio-political threats and opportunities. The course will include readings from the primary literature, group discussions, problem-solving exercises, and presentations. Topics will include environmental markets, biodiversity banking, "re-wilding," invasive species, and environmental psychology. Three classroom hours per week.

Requisite: Biology 23 or 32 or permission from the instructor. Limited to 14 students. Not open to first-year students. Spring semester. Copeland Fellow Donlan.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2010