Environmental Science 214 - Ecosystms,Biodivrsty&GloblChng

Brian Cheng

TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM

UMass Amherst
Integ. Learning Center S331
Conservation science is concerned with phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of Earth?s animals, plants and ecosystem while balancing the needs of people. Using principles from ecology, population genetics, economics, political science, and other natural and social sciences, this course will examine the global changes causing widespread species extinctions via large-scale shifts in climate, habitat destruction and fragmentation, ocean acidification, overexploitation, and invasive species. We will also focus on the various conservation strategies used to conserve ecosystems and biodiversity.

Open to sophomore, junior, and senior ENVIRSCI and NRC students. BIOLOGY 151/110 or 152 Prerequisite: BIOL 151. ENVSCI students should have already taken or be enrolled in BIOL 152 concurrently.

NRC students who have taken BIOL 110 can self-enroll in the class.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.