Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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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.

Intl Environmental Policy
Intl Environmental Policy
Intl Policy & Management
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Spring 2016 - MIIS

IEPG8591A-S16 Lecture (Langholz)

Spring 2015 - MIIS

IEPG8591A-S15 Lecture (Langholz)