Conservation biology introduces students to subjects in biology that are central to questions about sustaining species and ecosystems. Students will use a series of case studies to learn the scientific methodology and fundamental principles that must be applied to issues of conserving biological diversity. Case studies will illustrate aquatic and terrestrial habitats; population and ecosystem levels of organization; and principles of evolution, population biology and ecosystem biology. BIOL 106 is appropriate for first-year students and is an alternative core course for the Environmental Studies Concentration. No prerequisite. Offered every other year.