13F at 10A
Biological Approaches to Global Challenges
Humanity faces numerous global challenges, many of which are deeply rooted in biology. The provision of adequate food and water and the protection from infectious disease is uncertain for many on our planet. How can resources be balanced with population growth? How can sustainable development be achieved while addressing global climate change and other aspects of environmental degradation? This class will illustrate how biology (integrating genetics, molecular biology, ecology and evolution) is essential to both to understand and to design and implement solutions to many global challenges. McClung, McPeek.