Course Catalog

IEPG8591

Applied Conservation Science

This course is about saving life on earth. It provides the scientific foundation required to formulate sound environmental policies capable of addressing human population growth, habitat destruction, resource overexploitation, and other anthropogenic factors that continue to undermine the earth’s ecological systems. The course focuses on scientific underpinnings of conserving the world’s remaining biological diversity (aka “biodiversity”). It draws from biology, ecology, and other natural sciences to deliver the broad scientific training that future policymakers need. As a short survey course, the goal is not to transform you into a biologist or an ecologist, but rather to equip you with the basic knowledge you need to understand how the natural world works, speak the language with confidence, and use science to develop sound environmental policy.

Subject:
Intl Environmental Policy
Department:
Intl Environmental Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
IPOL8591 *

Sections

Spring 2014 - MIIS

IEPG8591A-S14 Lecture (Langholz)

Spring 2013 - MIIS

IEPG8591A-S13 Lecture (McGinnis)