Conserving and Restoring Biodiversity

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Fall 2017 quarter

Taught by

wildlife ecology

This course focuses on the biology that underlies conservation and restoration issues around the world. There are many ways to approach the study of conservation and restoration biology and this course will mostly emphasize the scientific elements of these disciplines. The course will also will provide you with a practitioner's perspective of the relationship between biology and policy from work done in Washington State. This course will introduce students to the literature, controversies, and promising methodologies for a variety of conservation/restoration biology applications. In addition, a number of local experts will come in and provide perspectives on their work in applied fields of conservation. We will read, discuss, and write on various conservation topics. Course assignments will include written and oral exercises with peer evaluations to help students develop ideas and improve communication skills. This course will introduce students to the principal concepts and methodologies of conservation and restoration biology, enrich their understanding of the scientific contributions necessary for solving conservation problems, and further their powers of analysis and communication.

Faculty Biography
Timothy Quinn, Ph.D., has served as chief scientist of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s habitat program since 1999. Quinn recently served on the Science Working Group that came up with scientific underpinnings and a technical framework for the development of the Puget Sound Partnership. He has a B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University (1979), an M.S. in Physiological Ecology of Marine Fish from Western Washington University (1987), and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from University of Washington (1993).

Program Details


Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Wednesday 6-10 pm

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning