EEB465 Advanced Topics in Biodiversity Science and Conservation Biology Syllabus

University of Toronto, Winter 2015

About This Course

Biodiversity in the Anthropocene. This course links the biological and social sciences to identify human goals for future biodiversity, methods to achieve this biodiversity, and to understand key issues such as the “end of the wild”, “ecosystem services” as a unit of conservation, “animal welfare” as a moral responsibility, and “GMOs” as biodiversity. Practical training is provided in identifying “species at risk”, and in applying ecological-economics to “trade-off” decisions.