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    Merrimack College
  Feb 21, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 3071 - Conservation and Restoration Biology

Credits: 4
This course will address the impacts of humans on Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems, and strategies taken to conserve, protect and restore global natural resources. This course will center on issues that are paramount to conservation and restoration of species and ecological systems. Topics covered will include global patterns of biodiversity, habitat exploitation and restoration, genetics of small populations, landscape ecology, design of nature reserves, problems associated with invasive species and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Laboratory periods include a combination of laboratory work, GIS, site visits and field work. Local and regional policies affecting the conservation and restoration of biodiversity will also be included in the course.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1027  or BIO 1025, BIO 1028 , BIO 2010 , or consent of instructor.
Corequisite(s): BIO3071L
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab