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Use the sciences of genetics, evolutionary biology, and ecology to learn what biological diversity is and why it is important. Examine benefits of and threats to biodiversity, study local and global biodiversity, and learn methods of classifying and protecting populations. Special emphasis is given to the sixth extinction event and species decline caused by humans. Discover diversity in differing environments on two field trips. Previous courses in Biology for Naturalists and Introduction to Ecology recommended. If minimum student enrollment is not reached by one week before the scheduled start date, the course may be canceled. Field Trip Dates: TBA.This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Natural History Field Studies.

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