This course will cover conservation and biodiversity at both the population and ecosystem level with focus on ecological and evolutionary processes and their interactions. Relevant principles from behavioural ecology, population ecology, genetics and evolution will be related to conservation biology and biodiversity. Both the theoretical foundations of conservation biology and empirical examples will be covered.
Recommended previous knowledge
Knowledge of ecology and evolution as offered in the course BI1003 and Knowledge of biodiversity and conservation biology as offered in the course BI2043 is anticipated. Knowledge of genetics and evolution as offered in the course BI2017 is helpful.
The candidate will obtain knowledge and understanding of:
- Ecological and evolutionary processes that are important for conservation of biodiversity
- Important approaches and practices in biodiversity conservation and management.
The candidate will be skilled in:
- Analysing and evaluating the importance of biological processes on conservation of biodiversity
- Critical reading and understanding of scientific results in conservation biology
- Planning management of biodiversity and biological resources in the light of ecological and evolutionary dynamics.
The candidate will obtain competence on:
- Advanced understanding of biodiversity and conservation biology that is highly valuable both for scientific and management purposes