|World Conservation Biology - BIOS9211|
Conservation biology is defined as the study of the effect of humans upon the biosphere.
The lectures are in five components: a) basic biology of Homo sapiens and its recent evolutionary history on the planet Earth; b) a consideration of the Future of Australian Threatened Ecosystems (FATE); c) general themes in world conservation biology; d) conservation issues outside Australasia; and e) conservation issues as they affect particular groups of species.
The course is assessed via a review paper on a given topic to be done by all students, and a second paper on a topic of the student's choice after consultation with their lecturer in charge.
Lectures are recorded and the course can be taken entirely online.