English name: Conservation Biology Department|
Parent institute: Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen vzw; Centre for research and conservation (KMDA-CRC), more
|Conservation biology is a multidisciplinary science that focuses on biological principles and their applications for the preservation of species, of biodiversity in general and the maintenance of equilibrium within ecosystems. It represents a fusion of relevant ideas from ecology, population biology, genetics, biogeography, behaviour and a number of applied disciplines such as wildlife management and forestry. At the CRC, both in situ and ex situ projects are being carried out.
For both wild and captive populations, the demographic and genetic characteristics of the population provide a kind of diagnosis of the current health of the population. Based on these diagnoses, research projects can be developed within this or the other research units of the CRC to address the underlying issues to these problems.
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