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Conservation Biology (4 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Alan Lill

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: LSC1644 deals with the environmental problems caused by humans and solutions to redress them. Factors responsible for recent losses of plant and animal species including habitat degradation, pollution, the introduction of exotic species and overexploitation of natural resources. Conservation measures to reduce or eliminate the causes of species extinctions, including captive breeding and reintroduction of endangered species and the storage of genetic material in seed and clone banks are explored. Demographic and genetic problems involved in conserving small populations are discussed.

Assessment: Theory examination (2.5 hours): 65% + Practical assessment (1 practical class): 10% + Project: 25%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical (or equivalent)

Prohibitions: BIO2042, ENV2726 + Available only to BEnvEng students

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