F&ES 763 / 2018-2019
Translating the Science of Wildlife Conservation into Practice
Focusing on the application of wildlife science to ongoing conservation initiatives, this advanced seminar examines selected, in-depth topics on wildlife conservation across the globe. It draws on students’ strong background in ecology (including concurrent registration in F&ES 744b) and prior examination of international conservation issues. Topics include determination of wildlife objectives, complications of temporal and geographical scales, wildlife in the context of culture, and the economics and financing of wildlife conservation. Each seminar session includes examination of case studies, and each general topic includes structured debate and/or role-playing to enhance the emphasis on applied conservation. Student participation and leadership are key, as sessions are discussion-based, center on the sharing of ideas and experiences, demand challenging current thinking, and are frequently student-led. Prerequisite: F&ES 760b. Enrollment limited to ten.
Prerequisites for F&ES 763:
F&ES 760: Conservation in Practice: An International Perspective
Limited to 10