Academic Catalog

BIOL403 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Course Code: 2380403
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. CEMAL CAN BLGN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

The impact of mankind on the biological systems of the planet earth has been accelerated during the recent decades. Many plant and animal species along with thousands of valuable gene combinations are in danger of extinction. This course discusses the factors that threaten natural communities, and presents justifications and principles of conservation of ecosystems and species in maintaining rich biological diversity in our environment.