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Description of Communities and Ecosystems

Unravelling the ecosystem dynamics in order to contribute to species protection and nature recovery.

An ecosystem is a complex equilibrium consisting of numerous plants, animals and micro-organisms, influenced by soil and water characteristics, weather conditions and human intervention. In this Master’s specialisation you’ll get insight in the relations between different communities and how they react to environmental stress. This fundamental knowledge can be applied in nature protection and restoration or in nature-based industrial processes, for example water purification.

With two internships, there’s a strong focus on research. Some students choose to perform research at the leading  Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR) in Nijmegen, while others rather work at a company, water authority or NGO. How do you want to make your contribution to nature? We’ll help you find a topic and internship organisation in your field of interest.