Natural Resources Conservation 360 - Evolution and Conservation

Lisa Komoroske

M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM

UMass Amherst
Holdsworth Hall room 105
This course provides the evolutionary basis for understanding biological problems in conservation. Evolutionary thinking provides more comprehensive approaches to conservation biology and future conservation practitioners must be equipped with the ability to think about conservation from an evolutionary perspective. Major topics will include: (1) a survey of evolutionary theory; (2) the application of evolutionary thinking to case studies and problems in conservation biology.

MATH101/102,104,107 or NRC 240 Math 101 & 102, 104, 127 or NRC290B. Biology 151 & 152 or Biology 110 & STOCKSCH 108 or equivalent, taken as prior courses, recommended. Students may seek an override from the instructor if they have taken an equivalent elsewhere of two semesters of introductory Biology and at least one semester of math or statistics.

Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.