Landscape Conservation of Amphibians
Monday, May 15, 2017, 8:00 AM to Saturday, May 27, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
Amphibians are among the most imperiled taxa globally, with habitat loss and degradation posing the greatest threats. Landscape ecology and conservation biology provide an appropriate lens to address these threats. This course will provide an overview of landscape ecology and conservation biology principles as they pertain to amphibian ecology and life history. Students will gain an understanding of course topics through lecture, discussion of primary literature, as well as hands-on GIS exercises and field excursions. There will be an emphasis on the salamander diversity of the Southern Appalachians throughout the course.
Contact: Katie Lapish