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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

BIOL 3062 (Z36B) CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (4 credits)

BIOL 3069 (BL33B) RESEARCH PROJECT (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BL11G or Equivilent (Students are also advised to do BL11D or AP10B) Syllabus: Principles of conservation biology including types and distri- bution of biodiversity, loss of biodiversity and its consequences; endangered species; population viability analysis and monitoring.Conservation practices: protected areas, biosphere reserves, restoration ecology; ex situ conservation strategies and genetic engineering; establishing new populations by trans- location and reintroduction.Legal and institutional aspects: Land tenure systems and species and habitat protection; na- tional legislation; conservation authorities and organisations; international programmes; international conservation treaties

and conventions; conservation education. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

Prerequisites:At least a B average in Level II Life Sciences courses or permission of the Head of Department. Students wishing to do this course are strongly encouraged to read an

elementary statistics course. Syllabus: Short lecture course (6-8 hours): Aims and means of assessing project feasibility; Methods of investigation; Experimental de- sign; Project reporting and presentation. An approved investi- gation of a problem in biological and a written report thereon.

Assessment:

In-course assessment

40%

Project Report

60%

BIOL 3262 (BL38J) MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (formerly Applied Microbiology) (4 credits)

BIOL 3068 (BL33C) FIELD COURSE IN NEOTROPICAL ECOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BL11G and 16 credits of level-2 Life Sciences courses, or permission of the department

Syllabus: Introduction to focal group, ecological principles illustrated by focal group, specialized features of focal group, class research

Prerequisites:BL28C or AG13A or (BC23A & BC22B) or AG13B Syllabus: Advanced treatment of applications of microbiology including microbial ecology and symbiotic relationships; pathogenesis in plants / animals; principles of immunology; food spoilage and processing; single cell protein production, sewage treat- ment; microbial leaching and genetic engineering. Other spe- cial topics dealt with are photosynthesis – anaplerotic and res- piratory systems in bacteria; use of radioisotopes in microbiol- ogy; Strictland reactions; amino acid production, industrial –

projects. Assessment: Field book Group oral report Group written report

50% 10% 40%

and organic acid fermentation. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

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