Academic Catalog

BIOL587 PLANT BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

Course Code: 2380587
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Masters
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MUSA DOAN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course aims to introduce the major themes and concepts of the diverse and dynamic field of conservation biology within the context of plant biodiversity conservation. the course will cover the principles which characterise plant diversity conservation in relation with the application of basic conservation principles to the understanding and resolution of plant biodiversity conservation by means of in-situ and ex-situ practices. This course also covers management issues, monitoring and modelling of biodiversity, endangered threatened species recovery programs, restoration practices, reserve designs for effective plant biodiversity conservation, as well as ethical and philosophical aspects of plant biodiversity conservation.