Conservation Biology

School of Biosciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 01315

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Module description

The course examines the scientific basis for conservation and reviews global threats to biodiversity. The relevance of key areas of biology, such as genetics and ecology, to conservation management are emphasised using examples of primate, bird, aquatic and plant genetic resource conservation. A smaller scale, local approach to conservation is also illustrated by looking at the effect of practical management regimes on populations and communities.

Teaching and learning methods

20hrs lectures and 10hrs seminars