What's included?

Scientific foundations, goals and measures for ecosystem management

On this course, you will learn to synthesise different theoretical ideas and approaches in sustainability and ecosystem management that are relevant to the integrated management of social-ecological systems, as well as how to define and apply concepts of ecosystem services and the resilience of social-ecological systems. You will also train your ability to critically analyse theories and approaches in different aspects of ecosystem management that are found in current research, as well as in national and international implementation policies. In addition, you will be trained in critically assessing your own attitudes and work in relation to different theories and ideas about ecosystem management and sustainability.

Course design

The teaching staff on the course are active researchers and provide links to current research and policy development in their lectures and seminars. Grades are awarded on the basis of a written examination and compulsory oral and written seminar presentations.