This course provides students with a foundation in the principles of Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology needed for designing sustainable landscapes. Students will learn how to apply these principles at the landscape scale and within a Strategic Habitat Conservation framework. Within the context of landscape conservation and climate change, the course entails a variety of exercises covering species diversity, genetic drift, elective population size, demographic and environmental stochasticity, single population and meta-population viability analyses, habitat fragmentation and connectivity.
How to apply:
Use the link provided with the course description above, just select "Register" at the bottom of the page and it will take you to the DOILearn system login page. Unlike previous years, we will require all participants to register online instead of using the PDF Student Application used in previous years. If non-DOI folks are trying to register and have never taken classes or been affiliated with the Department of Interior in the past -- they will need to select, Request a new account. on the DOILearn login page.
To search for other courses NCTC is conducting please visit our website at http://training.fws.gov/ click Course Catalog, then select *Log In to DOI LEARN - for DOI employees, contractors and volunteers with previously established accounts. For more information on how to register for NCTC courses, click the How to Register link under Training Resources.