Landscape ecology

Course Code :2001WETLEC
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:55
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Ruurd van Diggelen

3. Course contents *


The course consists of a number of lectures explaining the basics of landscape ecology. This is followed by a practical part that consists of the following parts:
*analysis of documents (maps and litertaure) of the study area resulting in a synthethic, hierarchical map indicating the different homogeneous landscapes and a description of this different units: what is characteristic and how did this units evolve in geological times and what was the human activity leading to the present landscape.
* fieldwork: recogizing and describing in the field the different landscape units defined in the previous phase
*integration of both in a final landscape ecological description of the study area
* the course if finalised with an excursion, covering the different study areas, where the students themselve give all the explanations about their study area