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.
This new MSc in Plant Conservation course has a particular focus on interactive learning and you will make extensive use of the university botanic garden (Treborth Botanic Garden) for lectures, seminars and practical classes.
The MSc and MRes courses at Leeds are designed to prepare recent graduates for a PhD programme or to begin a career in conservation. For established conservation professionals our modules provide additional skills to support them in their work. An increasing number of students treat the MSc as a conversion course, after having taken degrees in non-biological subjects.
This taught one-year course in Wetland Science and Conservation will give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of wetland science and ecology. Students will also gain experience and knowledge on the complex conservation, restoration and management issues associated with wetlands. Field and laboratory work will cover the latest techniques in environmental analysis needed for contemporary wetland monitoring and experimentation.
The Master Program in Marine Resources Biotechnology main purpose is to form professionals with scientific, technical and human capabilities that allow the development of applied research or management activities in the area of marine resources biotechnology.
The Master “Green Chemistry and Processes for Renewable Feedstocks” focuses on the area of the conversion of renewable resources by chemical or biochemical reactions or by physical processes; the courses deal with the knowledge of vegetable raw materials, the set up of the chemical reaction and its catalysis, the operation of the biological reaction (enzymatic or fermentation) and the separation processes that result.
Marine ecology and resource biology is a diverse field covering marine ecology, biodiversity, fisheries ecology, fish biology and aquaculture. Master projects may be chosen within the following main areas of research: Marine Ecology and Biodiversity, Fisheries Ecology, Fish Biology and Aquaculture.
The exacting but effective programme is divided into five practice-oriented subject areas – Projects, Planning and Design in Europe, Planning and Project Management, Information Technologies in Planning and Design, and Planning and Design Methods – and provides high-quality training aligned to labour market requirements, thus honing skills for which there is likely to be an increased demand in future. Study locations are Weihenstephan (nearby Munich) and Nürtingen (nearby Stuttgart).
The Programme is directed to young professionals with work experience and a high motivation to contribute to introducing a sustainable energy supply and to the development in the Arab region in general, which includes a keen interest in the other culture and language.
This course in Biodiversity and Conservation will provide in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications.
ISATEC is a two-year international Master of Science study programme on tropical aquatic ecosystems. It is held at the University of Bremen (UB) and conducted in collaboration with the affiliated Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT). ISATEC is an officially accredited study programme and received the seal of approval from the Acquin institute in 2002. Download the Acquin report (112KB, PDF, german language) for details.
Would you like to study conservation, assessment and development of the material cultural heritage more in-depth? The Master´s programme in Conservation enables students to improve their ability to independently identify and address complex problems and issues within the different areas of cultural heritage conservation. The programme also prepares students for third-cycle studies in the field of conservation.
Biodiversity and Systematics concerns the multitude of organisms living on our planet and the evolutionary relationships among them. Far from all existing organisms have been discovered and described, and among those organisms science knows of, classification is still ambiguous.