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.
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.
The programme is characterised by a world-wide, trans-disciplinary, critical and innovative approach. It focuses on the relationship between leisure and environment, with special attention on tourism.
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.
This programme focuses on the field of environmental and ecological economics which analyses interactions between the economy, society and environment. It is at this intersection that we realise the need to increasingly understand the complexity of production, consumption and policy choices. To address these choices, ecological and environmental economists use a range of analytical tools and concepts coming from many different disciplines and fields of experience.
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.
Conservation, sustainable management and policy aspects of forests and nature areas within all climatic zones (climate change, deforestation, biodiversity, ecotourism, timber production, hunting)
In the Ecology Specialization you learn about the latest ecological research from the people performing it, and have the opportunity to conduct a research project in one of many research groups. A wide range of organisms and ecosystems can be studied, from microbes to tortoises, and glacial streams to alpine meadows. Approaches can be observational, experimental, and theoretical, or a combination of these.
Designed for engineers, product development and marketing managers, energy investors, policy makers, educators and others impacted by new policies and practices relating to renewable energy, the University of Nevada, Reno’s online Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy provides working professionals with the opportunity to learn about energy technologies, energy markets and business, and energy policy.
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.
Human Security is a unique Master’s programme and the first of its kind in Europe. During 2 years of cross-disciplinary studies the Master Student will achieve a deeper understanding of social and environmental conflicts around the world, i.e. how to analyse and intervene in a complex of interweaving social, economic and political factors.
Biology is a fundamental scientific discipline focusing on formulating and testing hypotheses through observations and experiments in the lab or the field. As a Biology student, you will thus be actively involved in ongoing research in the various internationally oriented research groups of the department of Biology, whatever the specialisation you choose.
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. 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.