The study of biological diversity and the increasingly severe effects of human society on populations and communities of wild organisms. Emphasis on local and global patterns of diversity, causes and consequences of declines in diversity, and ways to work with natural or managed systems to maintain or restore diversity. The laboratory emphasizes learning local flora and fauna, investigating local conservation biology issues, and using tools and techniques of wildlife and natural resource management to understand and resolve conservation problems. Laboratory, one period. Prerequisite: BIO*220, BIO*221 and FSBIO*201 or ENVSC*110. Distribution Requirements: QR, SP. This course counts as Natural Science for the purpose of satisfying the College distribution requirement for students who matriculated before Fall 2016.