MARINE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (MEA 350)

This course is part of the Semester at CMAST program and is co-taught with Dr. Dave Eggleston. My course focuses on the scientific, regulatory, social and economic factors that must be considered when trying to solve complex conservation issues. Important course concepts include:

This class includes a combination of lectures and active discussion. My goal is to foster critical evaluation of global, regional and local examples of marine conservation needs and actions. Students learn about the importance of successfully connecting interdisciplinary resources to achieve conservation outcomes. Throughout the semester, we read and discuss current, peer-reviewed scientific articles on a range of conservation topics. Students independently delve into important issues in North Carolina by developing a case study about a currently relevant conservation issue.