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This module seeks to provide an introduction to conservation biogeography and the role of science in the effective safeguarding of the Earth’s remaining flora and fauna. Students get acquainted with the scientific basis of nature conservation, including motivations for the conservation of nature, history of biodiversity conservation, threats to biodiversity (e.g., habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, pollution and climate change), approaches for protecting nature and conservation planning. Course participants will learn critically read, reflect on, and summarize primary literature, as well as train presentation skills. Students will learn computer-based tools to answer questions related to analyzing threats to species and communities and to guide conservation planning.
Prerequisites: Modules B3 (Statistics) and B6 (GIS), respectively M3 and M6 in older study programs.
The course will consist of a lecture and a seminar. The lectures will cover the following topics
The seminar will serve to deepen of lecture topics via reading current literature, critical thinking, and debating ‘hot topics’ in conservation. Practical exercises will include:
THE CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH!
There will be a COMPULSORY four-day field excursion to Bavarian Forest National Park from 09 to 12 July. It will serve to deepen particular topics and methods introduced in the lectures. Students will get additional hands-on experience in protected area management practices in conservation.
The exam (MAP) will be in form of multiple-choice test in combination with a short essay. It will take place in the first week after the lecture period.
Die Veranstaltung wurde 9 mal im Vorlesungsverzeichnis SoSe 2020 gefunden: