Tropical Marine Conservation Biology

tmcbThe management of tropical marine resources is an evolving, interdisciplinary science based on a concept of conservation that includes both sustainable use and environmental protection. This course addresses the following questions from a biological/ecological perspective: What is tropical marine biodiversity? Why do we need to conserve it? What are the problems that threaten this biodiversity? What are the solutions to these problems? Examples and case studies will be drawn from around the Caribbean (particularly the Bonaire National Marine Park) and tropical seas in other regions to illustrate concepts as well as the practical application of management tools. Contact hours: 45. Recommended Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. Instructor: Zac Kohl, ms

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