The Ecology and Conservation Concentration fosters ecological investigation of populations, communities and ecosystems while promoting the conservation and management of biodiversity.
Students study the dynamics of natural systems such as forests, fisheries, watersheds and wetlands in an effort to understand ecological structure and function and to maintain valuable ecosystem goods and services. Students investigate the complexity of how society values and manages ecosystems in an effort to promote effective natural resource management.
Ecology and Conservation Concentration (41 to 44 credits)
Required Courses in the ES core:
o BI 340 Introductory Ecology
o G 360 Environmental Geology
o GEOG 437 Conservation in the U.S.
Core courses cannot be used to meet upper division elective requirements within this concentration.
Ecology and Conservation Concentration Core (28 credits)
o CH 100 and CH 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry with Laboratory (4)
o CH101 and CH101L Environmental Chemistry with Laboratory (4)
o ES 479 Biosphere, Ecology & Global Environmental Change (4)
o ES 480 Fire Ecology (4)
o ES 475 Environmental Modeling (4)
o GEOG/G 433 Soil Science (4)
o ES 435 Water Resources (4)
Upper Division Electives: Select four of the following (13 to 16 credits)
o BI 475 Aquatic Ecology (4)
o ES 379 Biodiversity (3)
o BI 438 Conservation Biology (3)
o ES 445 Ecosystem Management & Conservation (4)
o BI 450 Fish & Fisheries (4)
o BI 386 Forest Ecology & Management (3)
o BI 454 Plant Ecology (4)
o ES 442 Valuation of Ecosystem Goods & Services (4)