Dec 11, 2023  
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 309 - Sustainability and Conservation Travel Study

The sustainable management of ecosystems is essential for the long-term preservation of biological and cultural natural resources.  Today, tropical and subtropical countries are experiencing a variety of unique environmental challenges, all compounded by the effects of global climate change, including loss of biological diversity, invasive species, food insecurity and freshwater scarcity, soaring energy production and storage costs, and accumulation of waste.  The scientific solutions to these intractable problems lie in interdisciplinary research efforts.  This travel study course examines real-world sustainability and conservation challenges and solutions in an ecosystem under stress due to global climate change.  BIO 319 or WLE 200 or SMS 300 are recommended prerequisites.

If this course was taken as a topics course in BIO 387, it cannot be repeated for credit.

General Education Requirements: Population and Environment

Prerequisites: Instructor permission required. 

Course Typically Offered: Fall (with travel in winter term)

Credits: 3