Global Change Biology considers interactions between humans and living systems, and the consequences for environmental change, past, present, and future. Major issues are addressed including habitat loss, globalization of biodiversity, ecosystem collapse, agricultural degradation of soil and water, marine resource depletion and climate change. Students practice environmental monitoring skills, consider case studies on global change manifest at the local level and develop strategies for adaptation and mitigation to address future global conditions. Traditional ecological knowledge systems will be introduced in context to their enhancement of western conservation and sustainability initiatives.


BIOL 208 (C-) or GEOG 222 (C-)

Course Notes

BIOL 409 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements.

BIOL 409 is an approved Science course.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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