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Cursus: NWI-BB036B
NWI-BB036B
Applied Ecology
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CursusNWI-BB036B
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
Categorie03 (Verdiepend)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; BioWetenschappen;
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 1
Docent
prof. dr. S. Kosten
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Examinator
prof. dr. S. Kosten
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Docent
prof. dr. L.P.M. Lamers
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Docent
Q.C. Struik
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Coördinator
Q.C. Struik
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Collegejaar2023
Periode
KW3  (29-01-2024 t/m 07-04-2024)
Aanvangsblok
KW3
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen

Main objectives

After successfully finishing the course you are able to:

1.      formulate adequate measures that can enhance, conserve or restore biological quality in different types of systems threatened by anthropogenic activities;

2.      argue in depth how specific ecological feedback mechanisms enhance or decrease the effectiveness of measures applied in nature and environmental management;

3.      select a relevant environmental quality assessment system based on biological data for a given real-life case from nature and environmental management;

4.      interpret the outcome of an environmental assessment system based on biological data for a given real-life case from nature and environmental management.

 

Other objectives

Futhermore, you:

•     can critically evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of certain environmental assessment systems that are based on biological data that are used in nature and environmental management;

•     can critically assess the effectiveness and efficiency of a wide range of source and effect oriented measures used in nature management and environmental management;

•     are able to reason which factors are critical in determining the effectiveness or the failure of a specific measure in nature management and environmental management;

•     are able to describe ecological feedback mechanisms at different spatial levels.

 

 

Inhoud
The course deals with anthropogenic effects on ecosystems as well as measures to improve environmental and ecological quality. Different restoration measures as well as measures aiming at reducing the anthropogenic impact on specific ecosystems will be discussed with emphasis on ecology and biogeochemistry. After this course you will oversee the gamut of measures available to enhance or conserve biological quality in terrestrial and aquatic systems. In addition, several biological and environmental quality assessments will be studied.
 

Instructional Modes

lectures (~27 hours)
field + laboratory work (~ 2 days)
group assignments
group presentation
Self-study

 

Niveau

Voorkennis
This course is tailored for third year biology students. In order to successfully accomplish the course, an adequate starting level is required. This implies that basic biological definitions and principles will not be explained in this course. Students without a biological background will therefore have to put extra effort into the course. Specifically, the student is familiar with ecological, biogeochemical, microbial and physiological basic principles. Additionally, the student has experience in working individually as well as in a team. Presentation skills (both oral and written) will be further developed in the course through a set of assignments.
Toetsinformatie
  • exam, counts for 65%, minimum grade 5.5
  • a written group assignment, counts for 15%, minimum grade 5.5
  • reversed classroom lecture prepared in a group, counts for 20%, minimum grade 5.5
  • field data has to be handed in in the right format, in order to pass
Bijzonderheden
This course will be taught in English
Verplicht materiaal
Digitale leeromgeving (Brightspace)
Introductory notes and literature will be provided via Brightspace
Werkvormen
Cursusgebeurtenis

Excursie
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Opmerking
8
Practicum
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Opmerking
6
Sustainability certificate
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
DIGI-ANS
Weging13
ToetsvormDigitale toets met ANS
GelegenhedenBlok KW3, Blok KW4

Assignment
Weging3
ToetsvormOpdracht
GelegenhedenBlok KW3

Presentation
Weging4
ToetsvormPresentatie
GelegenhedenBlok KW3

Field work
Weging0
ToetsvormOpdracht
GelegenhedenBlok KW3

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