Ecology is the synthesis bio-science of interaction between organisms, plants and the environment in which they live, both biotic and abiotic. It analyses the structure, function and productivity of the supra-individual bio-systems, the populations and the mixed systems, the ecosystems. Through the increased importance given to environment conditions, the meaning of ecology became broader and incorporated the notion of environment protection. It is mainly a descriptive and experimental science field and it utilises methods from other fields such as math, physiology and geology.
Ecology seeks to depict life processes, adaptation, organism diversity and distribution, material and energy flow in the environment. Biodiversity refers to the variety of organisms in an ecological complex. It is also concerned with the genetic diversity of a certain species of an ecosystem and it can be divided into vegetal biodiversity and animal biodiversity. With direct application in agriculture, biodiversity can also serve other endeavours like air and water purification, climate control, erosion prevention and even human health.
Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems.
Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary master´s program that prepares students to engage with one of the most compelling and important subjects today: natural resource management and utilization.
The Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (ACES) is specifically designed to give students an outstanding level of theoretical and practical skills, so that they can confidently respond to the uncertainties facing the aquaculture industy worldwide.
Interactions between plants, fungi and the environment from an evolutionary and historical perspective, with organisational levels ranging from genes to ecosystems, are explored in this programme.
Ecosystems in Florida, the southeastern US, and the world face an unprecedented threat from climate change and human activities. The School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) now offers an online Master’s degree with concentration or certificate program in Ecological Restoration that address a national need for professionals trained in this field, and in particular targets working professionals and full-time graduate students in the Southeastern US.
This degree provides the student with curriculum and research opportunities in one of the world’s most significant science and policy issues: the environment. Students will study ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.
Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel - this course provides the knowledge and practical skills for how crops are improved, grown and managed. You will gain a combination of practical skills and academic understanding to develop a critical and creative mindset. You will learn the principles of crop production, the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and weed control, and ecology.
The overall objective of the Master programme in Landscape Architecture is to enable students to become professional landscape architects recognised both in Estonia and internationally, primarily through European Federation of Landscape Architecture (EFLA) accreditation.
Geomatics refers to the integrated approach of measurement, analysis, and management of the descriptions and locations of geospatial data. These data come from many sources, including earth-orbiting satellites, air and sea-borne sensors and ground-based instruments. It is processed and manipulated with state-of-the-art information technology.
The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology research degree programmes all carry the generic title of Biodiversity Management. We welcome students with the appropriate background for research.
The MSc Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management course focuses on the relationships between living organisms and the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, coupled with the interactions that result from natural and anthropogenic processes.
Chicago Harris and the Division of the Physical Sciences jointly offer the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy. The broad objective of the program is to provide students with the academic background in both policy and environmental science required for informed decision making in business and government. To a large extent, the curriculum of this program draws upon courses already in place at Chicago Harris and in the Division of the Physical Sciences, although an introductory overview course and an independent study are designed to integrate the policy and science aspects of the program.