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Dr. Jim Luken leading a fieldtrip to the Carolina Forest Wildlife Corridor. Wildlife feeding plot next to a den tree for the endangered red cockaded woodpecker. Managed wetland at Santee Coastal Reserve. Students at Santee Coastal Reserve.

484 syllabus

584 syllabus

484L syllabus

Additional readings:

Diamond

Leopold

Dunn

Optional: Rohlf

Thomas

Optional: Stork

Myers

Moyle

Brudvig; background: Tewksbury

Hardin

Optional: Donlan

Paper review 1

Paper review 2

Lectures are below:

Exam 1:

Introduction

Ethics

Law

Extinction

Biodiversity

Genetics

Populations

Landscapes

Aquatics

Economics

Final thoughts

2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner,Wangari Maathi, interview

Several natural history resources

Stream biodiversity lab assignment and data

Some career information:

A guide to a few resources

Skills for non-academic conservation jobs

More non-academic career paths

Environmental consulting career advice