Biology 65: Biodiversity and Conservation

University of California, Irvine 

This course is the second of three core courses satisfying the first requirement of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability.

Winter 2003 syllabus

Class Time: Tuesday, Thursday, 3:30 - 04:50, Steinhaus Hall Room 174

Instructor: Peter J. Bryant, Professor, Developmental and Cell Biology (x44714) (pjbryant@uci.edu).  Office hours by appointment.

Teaching Assistant: Jeremy Ellis (jellis@uci.edu). Office hours by appointment.

Textbook:  Hypertext Book in Biodiversity and Conservation

Writing Assignment

Current Conservation Issue Guides

Conservation Issue Papers written by the students in the Global Sustainability Senior Seminar 

Textbook chapters (click to go there!)

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION, HISTORY OF LIFE

Chapter 3: EXTINCTION AND DEPLETION FROM OVER-EXPLOITATION

Chapter 4: WHALES AND WHALING

Movie: The Cadillac desert

First Mid-term

Chapter 4 (continued): FISH AND FISHING

Chapter 5: OVEREXPLOITATION THREATENING LIVING SPECIES

Chapter 6: GLOBAL PATTERNS OF BIODIVERSITY

Chapter 7: VALUES OF BIODIVERSITY

Chapter 8: ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTION

Chapter 9: EXOTIC INTRODUCTIONS

Chapter 10: FORESTS AND DEFORESTATION

Second Mid-term

Chapter 11: ENDANGERED AQUATIC HABITATS

Chapter 12: ISLANDS

Chapter 13:  PROTECTED AREAS

Chapter 14: HABITAT POLLUTION

Chapter 15: CAPTIVE BREEDING AND REINTRODUCTION

Chapter 16: HUMAN POPULATION GROWTH

4:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m. Final Exam

Grades:

30% Writing Assignment
20% First Mid-term
20% Second Mid-term
30% Final 

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Chapter 2: THE AGE OF MAMMALS

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Dr. Peter J. Bryant
School of Biological Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92717, USA
Phone (949) 824-4714 Fax (949) 824-3571

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