Knowledge of the functioning of forest and natural areas as ecological systems at different temporal and spatial scales is the base for conservation and management. The relation of abiotic factors (landscape, soil, water, atmosphere) with vegetation, wildlife-vegetation interactions, functioning of agroforestry ecosystems and specific aspects of forest ecology are used to explain the conservation and management of forest and nature. The BSc minor is also a good preparation for the MSc Forest and Nature Conservation for students with various backgrounds.
This BSc minor is a programme minor.
After successful completion of this minor students are expected to be able to:
- explain the functioning of natural areas as ecological systems at different temporal and spatial scales;
- explain the major biotic and abiotic components of terrestrial ecosystems;
- compare the effects of conservation and management on the main ecosystem processes and components;
- analyse ecological theories, using understanding of plant and animal biology, and environmental interactions.
Language of Instruction
Dutch and English
BSc Minor Coordinator
Ir C.M. van Hulten
This minor is interesting for a broad range of study programmes including students from other universities or profession education in biology, forest, nature and environmental sciences. Interested BSW students: please contact the BSc minor coordinator. Ba-students are advised to contact the minor coordinator. Basic knowledge in soil science, hydrology, ecology and animal ecology is desired.