BIO-142 - Conservation Biology

3 credits

Conservation Biology is a 3-credit laboratory course designed for students requiring a laboratory science course (the BIO-142L lab is a required co-requisite). Conservation biology is the science of protecting species from declines and extinction by emphasizing habitat and ecosystem preservation. Topics discussed in lecture and laboratory include biological diversity and its distribution; threats to biological diversity; habitat degradation, fragmentation and loss; impacts of invasive species; overexploitation of species; environmental laws and policy; conservation priorities and reserve design; and the importance of a biologically diverse planet to humanity. The course meets for three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Corequisite(s): BIO 142L 

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

Previously known as: BIOL-213