Habitat conservation

Course Code :2001WETHAB
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Ruurd van Diggelen
Hans De Iongh

3. Course contents *

This course is subdivided in three blocks. It starts with a series of lectures on general conservation topics, next we will treat the conservation problems of important habitats. Finally the students work in small groups to develop a conservation vision for an existing Natura 2000 area in Europe.

Topics part 1:

What is Habitat Conservation?
Changes in Land use & Habitat Loss
IUCN classification of protected areas
Red lists
impact of exotic species introductions on habitat conservation

Topics Part 2:

Woodland Conservation
Soil Conservation
Mire Conservation
Heathland Conservation
Grassland Conservation
Habitat Conservation in Flanders 

Part 3:

A conservation vision for a real  Natura 2000 area