Available through the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. For more information on Au Sable, see the Academic Calendar. Principles of conservation biology with applications to sustainable human society and biospheric integrity. An integrative approach to biology and society that interrelates population biology, ecological principles, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem functions, and human society in the context of biospheric degradation. The course develops a stewardship perspective rooted in biological principles and directed at conservation of plant and animal species, biotic communities, ecosystems, and human society. Included are topics of human development, poverty, and economic growth.
Prerequisites: One year of general biology and one course in ecology or permission of the instructor

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