EEB 401 - Advanced Topics in Biology
Section: 001 Environmental Challenges in Africa and How Ecology Can Help
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Intended for senior majors. The prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The distribution of natural capital is not evenly distributed across the globe, nor are the threats to its persistence. As a result, we recognize that the decisions African countries make now concerning development and environmental management will have global consequences - the world relies and benefits much from their extremely rich natural resources. The conservation of such resources and the environment challenges persisting requires interdisciplinary solutions. And though economists, lawyers, and other social scientists are increasingly involved in these discussions, information from ecology is essential.

Throughout the semester, we will focus on four environment issues pertinent to the African continent: climate change, illegal wildlife trade, energy, and protected area management.

In this course, we will identify critical information gaps from ecology as well as highlight opportunities for integration of important ecological principles to contribute to solutions. We will read primary literature as well as use Aichi targets, Ramsar convention, and Sustainable development goals to frame our discussions. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a monthly Q&A session with experts working on the continent, enhance communication and persuasive skills through oral presentations, and encourage collaboration through a group writing project.

EEB 401 - Advanced Topics in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (LAB)
Note: This section meets Aug. 14 - Aug. 25 at the U-M Biological Field Station and is associated with EEB 401-003 (fall term on-campus lab). More info: Contact the dept. with questions.
003 (LAB)
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
W 11:00AM - 2:00PM
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