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Landscape Ecology - Theory and Design

  • 15 credits

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.