Terrestrial Ecology and Nature Management

Terrestrisk økologi og naturforvaltning
Are you interested in the ecosystem and sustainable use of nature?

About the specialisation in Terrestrial Ecology and Nature Management

Our ability to use nature sustainably is and will continue to be a decisive factor in ensuring the future of human populations. This means using natural resources and managing land in a way that safeguards biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, as recognised by the Brundtland Commission some 25 years ago.

To meet these challenges, we need people with knowledge and skills in the field of research and management, who are capable of finding and effectively communicating solutions. By providing deep insight into the issues and knowledge about the tools for managing and using nature sustainably, this programme prepares you for career in nature management and research.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge
Upon successful completion of the programme, the candidate:

  • Has general knowledge and an overview of terrestrial ecosystems and their functioning, with a focus on ecosystems in the northern regions.
  • Has advanced understanding of Norwegian/Scandinavian ecosystems and processes and the anthropogenic impact
  • Has practical knowledge of relevant scientific research and methods in terrestrial ecosystems, functioning of metapopulations in fragmented landscapes, species knowledge including identification of biodiversity vulnerable hotspots.

Skills
Upon successful completion of the programme, the candidate:

  • Has the necessary skills to critically review and implement academic information related to management of terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Is able to use relevant reference tools and present knowledge orally and in written form.
  • Is skilled in different aspects of terrestrial ecosystem research, and be able to independently design and carry out scientific studies or tools for management operations.

General competence
Upon successful completion of the programme, the candidate:

  • Is able to communicate main issues, challenges and solutions in terrestrial ecological research and land area management and conservation of biodiversity.
  • Is able to apply basic research methods and academic communication skill of relevance for the completion of the student’s master project.
  • Is able to exchange views and experiences with others involved in terrestrial ecosystem research and contribute to the progress and debates in this research field and application in nature management.

Affiliated research groups

Recommended elective courses

Students interested in Terrestrial ecology and nature management are recommended to choose the following elective courses:


​Alternative 1
Alternative 2​
​1. semester
  • ​Scientific communication and research methods BI300 10ECTS
  • Landscape ecology and nature management 10ECTS
  • Environmental pollution and ecotoxicology ØKO5021, 5ECTS
  • Individual Curriculum BI308F 5ECTS
  • ​Scientific communication and research methods BI300 10ECTS
  • Landscape ecology and nature management 10ECTS
  • Geografisk informasjonsbehandling GEO220 (1/2), 20ECTS
​2. semester
  • Cryptogams (1/2) 10ECTS
  •  Remote Analysis in Nature Management Geo5020, 10 ECTS
  • Ecosystem Resilience BI313F, 5ECTS
  • Individual Curriculum BI307F, 10ECTS
  • Cryptogams (1/2) 10ECTS
  • Geografisk informasjonsbehandling GEO220 (2/2), 20 ECTS
  • Remote Analysis in Nature Management Geo5020, 10 ECTS
​3. semester
  • ​Cryptogams (2/2) 10ECTS
  • Master's thesis
  • Cryptogams (2/2) 10ECTS
  • Master's thesis
​4. semester
​​Master's thesis, 60 ECTS




 

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Study location for this specialisation:

Steinkjer

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