What is a Short Course in Biodiversity & Conservation?

part of Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

Biodiversity and Conservation explores natural landscapes, species and ecosystems and offers theories and practical methods to preserve environments and organisms. Biodiversity refers not only to endangered species but also to every organism, including microbes and fungi. Biodiversity and Conservation studies increase awareness and understanding of how human life depends on preserving animal species and natural ecosystems. Biodiversity and Conservation is connected to similar disciplines like Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management and Animal Sciences.

Topics covered by Biodiversity and Conservation programmes include: conservation landscapes, biodiversity informatics, evolution and biodiversity, parasitology, fresh water ecology, or habitat management.

Biodiversity and Conservation develops student abilities in analysing scientific information and sustaining solid arguments regarding environmental issues. Apart from theoretical knowledge on how to identify plants and animals, students will have the opportunity to take part in practical training sessions, both in teaching labs, as well as in different locations where they can make scientific observations on living species and habitats.

Career paths for graduates in Biodiversity and Conservation include jobs like: ecologists, research assistants/analysts, science officers, or conservation assistants. Specific areas where professionals can practice include waste management, sustainable development, pollution prevention and control, contaminated land management, marine biology, and more.

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