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Cursus: GEO3-2140
GEO3-2140
Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO3-2140
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Sustainable Development;
Contactpersoondr. ir. M. te Beest
E-mailm.tebeest@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. ir. M. te Beest
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. ir. J.P.G.M. Cromsigt
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (03-09-2018 t/m 09-11-2018)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotC: MA-middag/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 28-05-2018 08:00 t/m 24-06-2018 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 20-08-2018 08:00 t/m 21-08-2018 23:59
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
After the course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the basic principles and concepts in ecology at its different levels of aggregation (organism, population, community and ecosystem);
  • Observe and describe ecological interactions, processes and patterns;
  • Exemplify how drivers of, and solutions for, many sustainability challenges (e.g., biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, pest management) are based on ecological principles and concepts;
  • Critically assess the ecological basis of a real-life sustainability challenge and apply ecological principles and concepts to find a solution for the challenge.
Inhoud
This course consists of 2 parts. Part I (first 5 weeks) introduces the essential ecological principles and concepts at its different aggregation levels, from individual organism to ecosystem. Part II (second 5 weeks) highlights how these concepts and principles underlie global sustainability challenges and how an understanding of ecology can contribute to solving these challenges. We will cover a broad diversity of challenges, ranging from the sixth extinction to ecological restoration and management of overabundant populations. The course will draw on examples from both the global North and the global South and as such contribute to the international character of the curriculum and the emphasis on global sustainability challenges.

 
Ingangseisen
Voorkennis
Basic ecological knowledge is an advantage.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Natural Processes (GEO1-2412), Regional Integration Project (GEO1-2416), Ecohydrology (GEO2-2131).
Bronnen van zelfstudie
Begon, Howarth and Townsend (2014) Essentials of Ecology, 14th edition, ISBN 7804 7090 9133.
Scientific literature
Verplicht materiaal
Literatuur
Begon, Howarth and Townsend (2014) Essentials of Ecology, 14th edition, ISBN 7804 7090 9133 Scientific literature.
Werkvormen
1.(Guest) lectures

Algemeen
The course will consist of a combination of plenary lectures by staff from the Copernicus Institute as well as external lecturers, researchers as well as professionals from other fields (e.g., nature conservation organizations, government, non-governmental organizations).

2.Group assignments

Algemeen
In addition, the course will include group assignments including the writing of a group essay and presentations by students, and the writing of an individual logbook focused on analyzing group dynamics and a self-reflection on the students’ own role in the group.

3.Field excursions

4.Reading literature

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Mid-term exam, group essay, group presentations, individual logbook.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Bestuderen en analyseren van informatie
Gestructureerd beoordelen van activiteiten en prestaties (van anderen en van zichzelf)
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Rapporteren over onderzoek - schriftelijk
Rapporteren over onderzoek - mondeling

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