CSP2101 - Applied Landscape-Scale Conservation Biology

Course CodeCSP2101
Course TitleApplied Landscape-Scale Conservation Biology
DescriptionThis 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, effective 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 MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactJennifer Ryan; jennifer_ryan@fws.gov; (304) 876-7677; jennifer_ryan@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryEcology and Field Biology
Course FrequencyOnce per year
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College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on10/3/2017 3:30:25 AM

Schedule:  CSP2101 - Applied Landscape-Scale Conservation Biology

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession ContactSession Details
1/8/2018 1/12/2018 Class Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00pm
Class Hours: Friday 8:00-12:00pm
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449
Class Hours: Monday -Thursday 8:00-5:00pm Friday 8:00-12:00pm