Academic Catalog

BIOL739 SYSTEMATIC CONSERVATION PLANNING

Course Code: 2380739
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: Assoc.Prof.Dr. CEMAL CAN BLGN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Basic concepts for conservation area planning; stakeholders and their involvement; data gathering and assessment; data improving though modeling; choosing surrogates; establishing targets and goals; review of existing conservation areas, incorporating costs; site prioritization using rarity and complementarity; assessment of selected sites; implementation and monitoring. Case studies from Turkey and abroad will be provided.