Introduction to Marine Biodiversity, Conservation, and Global Change

The goal of this intensive 16 unit course is to provide a basic conceptual framework in marine biodiversity, conservation, and global change through the lenses of science, economics, business, governance, ethics, human behavior, and communications.  We strive to engage and challenge the students from the start with a broad overview of the diversity of scope and major questions and issues in the field, and to provide an initial road map to help to guide their future study and research.

Research aboard the RV Sproul

Comments from some of our students:

“…genius in its design.”
“…an amazing experience for me.”
“The best course I have taken in my life.”
“The course is great and the discussions, field trips, class workshops are something hard to find anywhere else.”
“I learned more in this course than I thought was possible to learn in two months.”

Required reading

Economics: A very short introduction   By: Partha Dasgupta
Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes
Made to Stick: Why some ideas survive and others die    By: Chip & Dan Heath