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.
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.
Ecology is about understanding the links between organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. These links, which include processes such as predation, mutualism, and parasitism, determine how environmental change will impact ecological communities, and the services that humans derive from them.
Reasons for studying plant life are abundant; for example to improve and secure the food supply. This MSc programme enables students to develop an integrated view of the functioning of plants. Reasons for studying plant life are abundant; for example to improve and secure the food supply. This MSc programme enables students to develop an integrated view of the functioning of plants.
Limnology and Oceanography provides a challenging educational programme for students interested in the aquatic sciences. It offers career prospects in the scientific arena and beyond. Limnology and Oceanography provides a challenging educational programme for students interested in the aquatic sciences. It offers career prospects in the scientific arena and beyond.
Sustaining natural biodiversity and protecting the environment is impossible without extensive knowledge of ecology and evolution. Sustaining natural biodiversity and protecting the environment is impossible without extensive knowledge of ecology and evolution.
A state-of-the-art two-year master programme in the fascinating and emerging field of biodiversity. The programme is unique in the sense that it focuses strongly on skills to maintain and restore biodiversity at different scales, from individual species to habitats and landscapes.
The programme has been carefully designed to take students from a first-degree base to a high level of professional expertise and competence to meet the growing demand for properly qualified wildlife practitioners.
<p> As a rule admission to the Master programme in Ecology and Evolution requires a Bachelor degree in Biology.</p>
The aim of this programme is to prepare graduates in the life sciences and with other relevant first degrees for careers in research, industry and other areas of professional employment. It also aims to afford students with appropriate scientific backgrounds the opportunity to expand their knowledge of ecological management and conservation biology.
The programme was set up in response to growing demand worldwide for trained Plant Taxonomists and is run in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
Ziel ist je nach alternativer Modulgruppe eine profunde Sachkenntnis in einem der folgenden Teilgebiete: Limnologie; Meeresbiologie; Mikrobielle, Molekulare und Chemische Ökologie; Ökophysiologie und Ökosystemökologie; Synökologie und Landschaftsökologie; Humanökologie;
Geoecology integrates the fields of Geosciences and Ecology. With an emphasis on the Nordic landscape, you will study natural earth processes, climate change and the effects of anthropogenic impact, such as resource utilization and pollution.