PEN-50403 Capita selecta Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation

Course

Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture24
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. D Kleijn
Lecturer(s)Dr. Ir. JA Scheper
prof. dr. JHJ Schaminée
TPM Fijen
dr. P Vergeer
prof. dr. MGC (Matthijs) Schouten
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. D Kleijn

Language of instruction:

NL and/or EN

Contents:

Nature in a crowded country.
The Netherlands is a small and densely populated country, but nevertheless surprisingly diverse and harboring a large number of biotopes. This diversity is due to the unique position of this low-lying country in the delta of four large river systems, whereas human interference over time has resulted a wide range of  semi-natural ecosystems. The Master course will focus on the natural diversity of the Netherlands, in a series of lectures, each time picturing one of the major biomes connected to phytogeographical regions of the Netherlands: forests, grasslands, mires, arable fields, coastal dunes and salt marshes.

Learning outcomes:

Insight in the principles and history of nature conservation, writing skills.

Activities:

Insight in the principles and history of nature conservation, writing skills.

Examination:

Writing of an essay.

Literature:

Divers, including the series 'De vegetatie van Nederland'.