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Regional and Global Conservation - BIOL887

This unit deals with the problem of conserving biodiversity as a whole rather than concentrating on individual species or populations. The unit is applied and multidisciplinary, drawing on such areas as ecology, evolutionary biology, biogeography, and informatics. We will explore the concept of biodiversity in both the scientific and legislative arenas. The problem of measuring biodiversity is considered in detail, including the conceptual and practical impediments to measurement. Current and emerging threats to biodiversity are reviewed on a global scale, along with the practical and ethical arguments for conservation. Tutorials and assessments are focussed on analysing and interpreting patterns in biodiversity in space and time as a means of informing conservation decisions.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Adam Stow

BIOL875 or GSE804 or ENV808 or ENVS808 or (admission to MMarScMgt or MConsBiol or GradDipConsBiol or GradCertConsBiol or MSc) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): BIOL865
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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