Award: 7.5 credits at level 4
Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: January 2014

ZOOL40420 Principles of Conservation Biology

This module will explore the science that underpins the practice of nature conservation. Following a review of the factors currently threatening global biodiversity, such as habitat loss and fragmentation, overexploitation and the impact of invasive alien species, we will look at how conservation biology has developed as a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and tackling these threats. Using international case studies, we will investigate some scientific approaches, both in-situ and ex-situ, to practical conservation, including the use of endangered species recovery analysis and the development of species and habitat action plans.