Ecology and Conservation Biology is an intermediate-level (non-laboratory) course, most appropriate for second-year students. A basic knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is used as a springboard to grasping the impact of human activities on natural populations. Emphasis is on computer modeling of endangered species, dwindling populations of endemics, species under threat of over-harvesting, and other groups at risk. This course requires the background knowledge of an introductory environmental science course. This course transfers to UW Madison at the intermediate level as Zoology/Wildlife Ecology 360. Offered during the fall semester.