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.
Instruction consists of lectures, field trip, seminars, exercises and project work. Instructions are in English.
For details see syllabus.
ScheduleThis is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.