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Conservation Biology in Practice: Solutions for People and Nature

Semester and Year SP 2017
Course Number PRACT-UG1550
Section 001
Instructor Jim Tolisano
Days R
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
Units 4
Level U


Sect 002 for Environmental Studies majors.


This Gallatin practicum will explore cutting edge strategies being applied by practicing conservation biologists to design solutions to global threats to biological and cultural diversity. The fieldwork carried out by practitioners using the tools from the biological, physical, and social sciences provides the foundation from which nature conservation decisions can proceed. Students will learn how to use the results from these scientific studies to produce applied conservation solutions on the ground. Students will work in teams to select a site-based project from a menu of project options and research the lessons learned from anthropology, social psychology, economics, biology, communications and the arts to generate practical and achievable solutions to these risks and threats.


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Practicum (PRACT-UG)