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Human impacts such as habitat destruction and fragmentation, harvesting, biological control, the introduciton of alien species, and discharge of environmental poisons or climatic gasses all contribute to changes in the environment.
Today these changes are occuring at a much faster rate and to a greater extent than species are able to adapt to. Ecological knowledge may be used to reduce the detrimental effects which may allow sustainable development between man and the environment.
In the present master programme in applied ecology we focus on questions related to the effects of human impact on the environment, effects of mitigation measures, sustainable use of natural resources and environmental monitoring.
The programme consists of the following
1. Study design and statistical modelling (10 credits
2. Human impact in ecology and evolution (20 credits)
3. Current topics in applied ecology (10 credits)
4. Wildlife- and habitat monitoring (10 credits)
5. Optional (10 credits)
6. Master thesis (60 credits)