Within the course in landscape ecology you will study how landscape changes affect ecosystems and species distributions.
We specially emphasise conservation of species diversity in changing environments. You will gain insight into different methods and tools to analyse landscape effects on different organisms. The course will highlighting major theories in landscape ecology and how to design landscape ecological experiments with the aim to understand ecological processes at landscape scales. An additional aim of the course is to understand how political decisions, economy and physical geography have influenced, and is influencing, landscape configuration. To deepen your scientific understanding you will read and critically discuss different scientific papers in seminars and workshops. The course is given in English if non Swedish speaking students attend the course.
The course is part of Master's Programme in Landscape Ecology but can also be read as a separate course.
90 ECTS credits in any of, or in a combination of, the main fields of Biology, Biology-Earth sciences, Geography, Earth sciences and Environmental sciences. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6. Information about entry requirements on universityadmissions.se
After the course, students are expected to:
- discuss and apply landscape ecology theories to understand consequences of time and space for conservation issues.
- understand and explain how socio-economical decision may affect ecological patterns and ecosystems.
- understand the link between the design and theory behind landscape ecological experiments
- apply landscape ecological theories and methods to analyse species patterns at a landscape level.
- successfully design, collect and analyse data as a landscape ecological project and write a project report were the student applies the theories.
- constructively analyse and criticise a landscape ecological project.