Detailed Information on Specific ENVS Courses

Special Topics: Invasive Species

This course is three credits and is taught by Leann Kanda. You must have completed BIOL 12100 or BIOL 27100 to register for this course. This course is intended primarily for Biology, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Sciences majors.

Worldwide, the restructuring of ecosystems by invasive species is one of the top three causes of biodiversity loss. This course explores the biological causes and consequences of invasive species. We will also consider the role of humans in spreading invasive species and the efforts in managing them. The course will focus on case studies, including invasive species threatening Ithaca’s own natural lands, to examine what is known, what is not known, and what we can do about these problem species. 

 

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