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Landscape Ecology - Theory and Design

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.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of lectures, field trip, seminars, exercises and project work. Instructions are in English.

    Assessment

    For details see syllabus.

    Examiner

    Sara Cousins

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Lena Åkerblom
    E-mail: lena.akerblom@natgeo.su.se

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg
    E-mail: maria.damberg@natgeo.su.se

    Course responsible
    Sara Cousins
    E-mail: sara.cousins@natgeo.su.se