|Course Title||Applied Landscape-Scale Conservation Biology
|Description||This course provides students with a foundation in the principles of Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology needed for designing sustainable landscapes. Students will learn how to apply these principles at the landscape scale and within a Strategic Habitat Conservation framework. Within the context of landscape conservation and climate change, the course entails a variety of exercises covering species diversity, genetic drift, elective population size, demographic and environmental stochasticity, single population and meta-population viability analyses, habitat fragmentation and connectivity.
Who Should Attend: This class is designed for anyone who wants a core understanding of Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology and their application to conservation planning.
Length: 4.5 days/36 hours. College Credit: 2 semester hours. After completing this course, participants become eligible for CSP2104 – Conservation Biology - Independent Study (1 credit hour).
Instructor: Dr. Curt Griffin, Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
By the end of the training, the participant will be able to:
• Understand the principles of Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology and their application to conservation planning
• Develop measurable biological objectives and monitoring programs for adaptive management
• Conduct viability analyses for single populations and meta-populations
• Understand implications of habitat fragmentation, such as edge effects, connectivity, patch dynamics
• Learn to set priorities for designing sustainable landscapes and conservation planning
Tuition: Tuition for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau Land Management, and National Park Service employees is prepaid; tuition for all others is $995.
|Delivery Method||Instructor Led
|Course Content Contact||AMY WING; Phone: 304.876.7482; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
|Extracted from DOI LEARN on||9/30/2014 7:27:13 AM