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This course explores issues surrounding the conservation of our biological resources. Topics to be covered span species-, population-, and ecosystem-level challenges with particular attention to biodiversity, the fragmentation of ecological communities, extinction, invasive species, and Protected Areas. The interplay between natural and social systems and the ramifications of management decisions are integrated throughout the course. While our discussions will take place primarily within a biological setting, we will also touch upon the importance of understanding the particular milieu (e.g. legal, bureaucratic, economic, etc.) within which a given management action needs be carried out.

ESRM 313 - Conservation Biology CSU Channel Islands

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This course explores issues surrounding the conservation of our biological resources. Topics to be covered span species-, population-, and ecosystem-level challenges with particular attention to biodiversity, the fragmentation of ecological communities, extinction, invasive species, and Protected Areas. The interplay between natural and social systems and the ramifications of management decisions are integrated throughout the course. While our discussions will take place primarily within a biological setting, we will also touch upon the importance of understanding the particular milieu (e.g. legal, bureaucratic, economic, etc.) within which a given management action needs be carried out.

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    2008 Lab - Quality Marine

    2008 Lab - Quality Marine

    We visit the Saltwater Aquarium Fish importer Quality Marine in Los Angeles, CA. This trip both serves to expose students to a variety of fish and invertebrates currently being sold in the United States and provide a case study in third party certification. In this case, Quality Marine is a major player in the effort to revive and expand the Marine Aquarium Council (or MAC) certification.

    • 13 min
    • video
    2008 Lab - Freeman Diversion

    2008 Lab - Freeman Diversion

    This visit to the United Water Conservation District's Freeman Diversion structure on the Santa Clara River explores the management of migratory riverine fish species. The Freeman Diversion is a large dam-like structure that allows water to spill over during heavy flow periods, but acts to divert much of the river's water to a groundwater recharge system over much of the year. The species of greatest concern, steelhead salmon, are a federally- and state-listed endangered species. United Water seeks to maintain its water delivery while minimizing its impact to steelhead and other fish species.

    • 6 min
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    2008 Lecture - Road Kill Lab Introduction (large file size)

    2008 Lecture - Road Kill Lab Introduction (large file size)

    This is an introduction to our road kill field survey lab. I briefly discuss general issues surrounding roads and the consequences of our existing road networks for wide-ranging vertebrates.

    • 51 min
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    2010 Lecture - Roads and Road Kill

    2010 Lecture - Roads and Road Kill

    Here we cover the extent of roads and road kill and explore the wildlife crossings as one possible answer to the ubiquity of roadways.

    • 1 hr
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    2010 Lecture - Sean's BP Gulf Oil Spill Slideshow

    2010 Lecture - Sean's BP Gulf Oil Spill Slideshow

    • 2 min
    • video
    Island Biogeography Theory

    Island Biogeography Theory

    • 1 hr 17 min

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