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In situ Conservation Biology for ethologists (NBID68)

Logged rainforest in northern Peru.

Conservation biology is a scientific field that study the Earth’s biodiversity and the conservation of genetic diversity, species, habitats and ecosystems. Conservation biology covers several disciplines from ecology and mathematics to economy and humanities. After the course the student should be able to:

  • explain and summarize knowledge of the value of biodiversity and ethical aspects of conservation of biodiversity
  • analyze how biodiversity is affected by different land uses, by using knowledge about ecological principles and processes, dynamics and functionality of ecosystems
  • exemplify and analyze how political and economic aspects affects biodiversity
  • summarize and seek information for a given site and ecosystem and use knowledge and methods to analyze, discuss and evaluate effects on genetic variation, species and habitats of different land uses
  • independently choose and critically analyze the content in relevant scientific literature and relate this to the given subject
  • argue and communicate from a given standpoint in a controversial question in conservation biology
  • create a project plan and run a project in a group
  • criticize and evaluate its own and other students work
  • communicate the project orally and in text
Capucin monkeys from Manu in southern Peru and a poison arrow frog (Ranitomeya variabilis) from Caynarachi, northern Peru. All photos Karl-Olof Bergman.

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Last updated: 01/19/18