Academic Catalog

BIOL588 BIODIVERSITY AND HABITAT CONSERVATION

Course Code: 2380588
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ZEK KAYA
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The first part of the course provides an overview of the current knowledge of the living world and various problems associated with its conservation, utilization and management for sustainability. In the second part, the habitat conservation approach and landscape ecology concept for sustainable natural resource management are discussed with selected systems such as mountain, agriculture and forest resources, important watersheds and riparian systems. The third part of course is devoted to the Turkish biodiversity and natural resources management activities and current issues in Turkey. In the last part of the course, the challenging current and future issues of natural resource management and utilization are tackled.