Conservation Biology
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Spring Semester 2005
15:30-16:45, Tues/Thur, Biology 2215
9:00-11:50, Fri, Biology 2219
Instructor: C. Ray Chandler

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Conservation Biology (Biology 5548/5548G, 4 credits) is offered every spring semester in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University. It is not taught during the summer or fall semesters.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE SPRING 2005 (exact dates are subject to change)

 DATE

 TOPIC

 TEXT CHAPTER

 11 Jan
 introduction  1, 3

 13 Jan
 basic concepts for conservation  2

 14 Jan
 LAB  

 18 Jan
 the biodiversity crisis  7

 20 Jan
 the biodiversity crisis  8

 21 Jan
 LAB  

 25 Jan
 habitat loss: causes  9

 27 Jan
 habitat loss: consequences  9

 28 Jan
 LAB  

 1 Feb
 habitat loss: case histories  9

 3 Feb
 TEST 1  

 4 Feb
 LAB  

 8 Feb
 invasive species: characteristics  10

 10 Feb
 invasive species: case histories  10

 11 Feb
 LAB  

 15 Feb
 other threats  10

 17 Feb
 other threats  10

 18 Feb
 LAB  

 22 Feb
 the biology of small populations  11

 24 Feb
 the biology of small populations  11

 25 Feb
 LAB  

 1 Mar
 TEST 2  

 3 Mar
 the biology of small populations  12

 4 Mar
 LAB  

 8 Mar
 solutions: habitat preserves  15, 16

 10 Mar
 solutions: habitat preserves  16, 17

 11 Mar
 LAB  

 22 Mar
 solutions: habitat preserves  17, 18

 24 Mar
 solutions: restoration  19

 25 Mar
 LAB  

 29 Mar
 solutions: ex situ  

 31 Mar
 solutions: ex situ  14

 1 Apr
 LAB  14

 5 Apr
 TEST 3  

 7 Apr
 solutions: reintroductions  13

 8 Apr
 LAB  

 12 Apr
 solutions: reintroductions  13

 14 Apr
 conservation law  20, 21

 15 Apr
 LAB  

 19 Apr
 conservation law  20, 21

 21 Apr
 conservation law  20, 21

 22 Apr
 LAB  

 26 Apr
 why are we saving species anyway?  4, 5

 28 Apr
 why are we saving species anyway?  5, 6

 29 Apr
 LAB  

 3 May
 TEST 4 (15:00-17:00)  

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