Leila M. Porter
BIO A 469
Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or a more general area in biocultural anthropology. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
This course will provide an in depth look at primate conservation biology. Topics we will cover include: Primate Diversity, Species and Speciation, Behavioral Ecology, Community Ecology, Distribution and Rarity, Population Biology, Extinction Processes, Conservation Strategies, and Implications of the Loss of Biodiversity.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The class format will be lectures followed by discussion and group activities. Students will be required to look at case studies for a region of the world and to develop a short proposal for a conservation plan for that region.
Basic knowledge of the order primates.
Class assignments and grading
Readings from one text book and journal articles. Independent research project to design a conservation plan. Presentation of conservation plan in class presentation.
Midterm and Final Exams Written conservation plan and class presentation of that plan