CSP2101 - Applied Landscape-Scale Conservation Biology

Course CodeCSP2101
Course TitleApplied Landscape-Scale Conservation Biology
DescriptionThis course provides students with a foundation in the principles of Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology needed for designing sustainable landscapes. Students will learn how to apply these principles at the landscape scale and within a Strategic Habitat Conservation framework. Within the context of landscape conservation and climate change, the course entails a variety of exercises covering species diversity, genetic drift, effective population size, demographic and environmental stochasticity, single population and meta-population viability analyses, habitat fragmentation and connectivity.

Who Should Attend: This class is designed for anyone who wants a core understanding of Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology and their application to conservation planning.

Length: 4.5 days/36 hours. College Credit: 2 semester hours. After completing this course, participants become eligible for CSP2104 – Conservation Biology - Independent Study (1 credit hour).

Instructor: Dr. Curt Griffin, Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Objectives:
By the end of the training, the participant will be able to:

• Understand the principles of Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology and their application to conservation planning

• Develop measurable biological objectives and monitoring programs for adaptive management

• Conduct viability analyses for single populations and meta-populations

• Understand implications of habitat fragmentation, such as edge effects, connectivity, patch dynamics

• Learn to set priorities for designing sustainable landscapes and conservation planning


Tuition: Tuition for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau Land Management, and National Park Service employees is prepaid; tuition for all others is $995.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Credits/CEUs3.0
Course Content ContactJennifer Ryan; jennifer_ryan@fws.gov; (304) 876-7677; jennifer_ryan@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryEcology and Field Biology
Course FrequencyOnce per year
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DOI LEARN Course TypeILT
Extracted from DOI LEARN on12/7/2016 3:30:22 AM

Schedule:  CSP2101 - Applied Landscape-Scale Conservation Biology

StartEndLocationSession Contact
1/9/2017 1/13/2017 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper: brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449
brenda_hooper@fws.gov
3/13/2017 3/17/2017 Boqueron, PR Brenda Hooper: brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449
brenda_hooper@fws.gov