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flyerConservation Biology

Conservation Biology, a graduate-level course, is currently offered every other year and. This course is designed to familiarize students with the primary threats to biodiversity while providing hands on application of contemporary tools for solving conservation problems. 



Emerging Topics in Avian Ecology 

This is a graduate-level course designed to provide students with a deep understanding of one aspect of avian ecology rather than to briefly cover a broad range of avian topics. Students who take this course will read current avian ecology literature, hone their reading skills, and improve their ability to critically evaluate scientific papers. 



Environmental Sciences Colloquium

This is a graduate-level course designed to give students experience in written and oral communication through class discussions, writing assignments and presentations. 



Principles of Ecology

Principles of Ecology is an upper level Biology course taught using active teaching techniques. This course is designed to 1) teach fundamental concepts of ecology, 2) justify the use of models in ecology, 3) provide students with ability to identify patterns in ecological data, and 4) demonstrate the relevance of ecology to quality of human life as well as the sustainability of all lifeforms on the planet.