Introduction to Biodiversity
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Introduction to Biodiversity

Importance, Values, Problem, and Solutions
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Last updated 4/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Define biodiversity and understand the scope of biodiversity on earth from genetic diversity to ecosystem diversity.
  • Learn about the benefits of biodiversity, from food and energy security to wealth and health.
  • Understand the causes of biodiversity loss, from pollution to global climate change.
  • Understand treaties, policies and laws implemented to reduce biodiversity loss and increase conservation of species.
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Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC at beginner level
Description

Climate change is a growing problem. How can we address it? One of the many answers lie in biodiversity. The objective of this course is to give an overview of biodiversity in today’s context, highlight its importance and why we need to conserve it. The course will give insight into various definitions of biodiversity, definitions of species, as well as the scaling of definitions from communities to ecosystems. The course will highlight issues that challenge biodiversity as well as the conservation approaches and strategies that are being implemented to reduce biodiversity loss.

Biodiversity and Climate Change

A lot has changed in the past centuries but these changes seemed to have not been for the better. Nature is vulnerable but the changes in climate have made it even more vulnerable. This course will explore how climate change affects biodiversity in general. The good thing is it also presents solutions that can lead to the healing of the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.


Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals who are interested in learning about Biodiversity and climate change.
  • Individuals and professionals who wants to take up a reviewer course on Biodiversity.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:04:09
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Start with Lecture 1
8 Lectures 01:04:09


Biodiversity Definition
13:54

Why Understand Spatial Biodiversity?
09:13

How Biodiversity is Spatially Spread
03:41

Challenges and Problems Facing Biodiversity Today
12:21

Why is Biodiversity Important?
06:22

Solutions
06:58
About the Instructor
Natasha Palesa Mothapo
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Natasha Palesa Mothapo earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biodiversity and Ecology at Stellenbosch University and graduated cum Laude in MSc Zoology in 2009. He finished her Master's Degree in Zoology at Stellenbosch University in 2013.

Her primary interests aside from biodiversity, includes invasion biology, ecology, integrated pest management, science-policy, conservation science communication to the public, biodiversity and conservation planning (and prioritisation), ecosystem services, environmental resource economics and policy, environmental law, environmental education, and environmental management. 

Currently, Dr. Mothapo is a Postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Invasion Biology. She was ad hoc lecturer in Biology in Stellenbosch University - Dept. of Botany and Zoology from September to November in 2013.