May 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 335 - Extinction (3 cr.)


Discussion of the Biodiversity Crisis and the Concept of the Minimum Viable Population in light of both human induced and natural biological and physical causes for extinction. Survey of the process of extinction ranging from recent extinctions of individual species to mass extinction events in the fossil record. Examines the controversies over the importance of these forcing mechanisms on a global scale and as models for human induced disturbance of the biosphere.
Liberal arts
Prerequisite(s): An introductory course in Biology, Environmental Science, or Geology.
General Education Category: Global Issues
Semester(s) Offered: Spring



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