CONSERVATION BIOLOGY SPRING 2006

ENVIR ST--WL ECOL--ZOOLOGY --BOTANY #651

COURSE OUTLINE

Jan 17   Introduction: What is conservation biology? (Temple and Vander Zanden)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 1

Jan 19   Defining biodiversity (Temple)   

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 2

Jan 24  How is biodiversity gained and lost? (Temple)   

Principles of Conservation Biology  Ch. 3

Jan 26 Threats to biodiversity (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 3

Jan 31   Primer of population genetics for conservationists (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 11

Feb 02   Genetics of small populations (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 11

Feb 07   Inbreeding, outbreeding and introgression as threats (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 11

Feb 09   Analytical tools and strategies for genetic management (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 11  

Feb 14   Genetic management: case studies (Ray Guries)

Feb 16   Primer of population biology for conservationists (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Pp. 419-443

Feb 21   Distribution and abundance: patterns of endemism and rarity (Berkelman)

Principles of Conservation Biology Pp. 43 - 60

Feb 23  Modeling the dynamics of single populations (Cary)

Principles of Conservation Biology Pp. 419-443   

Feb 28    Metapopulation dynamics in conservation (Ribic)

Principles of Conservation Biology Pp. 419 - 443

Mar 02   Modeling the dynamics of metapopulations (Ribic)

Principles of Conservation Biology Pp. 419 - 443      

Mar 07   Population viability analysis (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Pp. 419 - 443

Mar 09  Population management: challenges of rare species (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Pp. 419 - 44

Mar 21    Population management: challenges of exotic species (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 9

Mar 23   Population management: challenges of overabundant native species (Waller)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 9   

Mar 28   Population management: a case study of a declining fish species  (Hogan)

Mar 30   Population management: captive breeding and reintroduction of endangered species (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 15  

Apr 04   Primer of community and ecosystem ecology for conservationists (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 6 & 13

Apr 06   Community structure in islands and fragments (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 7   

Apr 11   Community management: selection of nature reserves (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 14

Apr 13   Community management: design of nature reserves (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 14  

Apr 18   Threats to aquatic communities (Vander Zanden)

Principles of Conservation Biology Pp. 180-181, 191-194, 260-261, 264, 323, 340-341, 476, 498, 502

Apr 20  Food webs and community management  (Vander Zanden)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 13

Apr 25  Biodiversity and ecosystem function  (Vander Zanden)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 10  

Apr 27    Ecosystem management: biological basis for sustainable development (Temple)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 16 

May 02   Ecoregional planning for conservation of biodiversity (Vander Zanden)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 17-18

May 04   Role of conservation biology in preserving biodiversity (Temple and Vander Zanden)

Principles of Conservation Biology Ch. 17-18