Natural Resource Conservation - M - Principles in Ecosystem Protection & Management


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Course name Principles in Ecosystem Protection & Management
Course type Lectures
Course code AEF-EM006
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Tim Diekötter
Faculty Institute for Natural Resource Conservation
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Short summary Species and habitat conservation. Concept of biodiversity, value of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, scientific foundations of conservation biology, meta population theory, population dynamics, conservation genetics, ecosystem dynamics, reserve design, reserve networks, segregation/integration, surrogates in conservation biology.
Ecosystem conservation, restoration management: Ecosystem properties of woods and forests, coastal, lakes and rivers, bogs and fens, heathland, grassland. rural and urban areas: management systems and options or restoration for these systems.

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Study level Master
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Evaluation Oral examination
Frequency Winter semester

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content Students are able to analyze the threats to species, habitats and They are able to develop sustainable solutions to key issues in conserving biodiversity on the basic of sound ecological knowledge as well as legal regulations.
The module focuses on national, pan European as well as international examples in conservation biology, ecosystem management and restoration.
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