Conservation Biology

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Conservation Biology

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Agriculture and Natural Resource Economics, Ecology, Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    Conservation Biology is the applied science of maintaining the earth’s biological diversity. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the main issues in managing and conserving biodiversity at the UK and global scales. Starting with the history and ethics of conservation, this module will cover some of the main threats to biodiversity (e.g. habitat loss, climate change, alien invasive species), problems for small populations, endangered species management, how to prioritise action for species and habitat conservation

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.

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