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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

WIS 5555c Conservation Biology

In this class, we examine the current state of biodiversity, ecological knowledge that serves as a foundation for conservation, and classic and new approaches to conserving biodiversity at local to global scales.

The course includes mini-lectures by the instructor, but most activities are designed and directed by graduate students - discussions, problem-solving, and other hands-on exercises that capitalize on the knowledge and experience of the diverse students in the class. Creativity is encouraged!

Contact Lyn Branch (Instructor, for more information or to register. If you are interested in taking this course, please fill out the Student Background Form and return it to Lyn. The course is departmentally controlled because class size is limited.  Enrollment is limited to graduate students. Students from all disciplines are welcomed. However, this course focuses on the ecological dimensions of conservation.  Students who are interested in the human dimension of biological conservation may want to consider taking WIS6578 Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation.