Ecology deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. As a master’s student in ecology, you will study how nature and its processes work.
This knowledge is a prerequisite for combatting important environmental challenges such as habitat fragmentation, biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change.
The ecology master´s will give you a thorough understanding of central elements of ecology. You will be able to understand and recognize the complexity of ecosystems. You will gain an understanding of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have formed biological diversity. You will learn about conservation biology, and have an up-to-date knowledge about global change and its impact on organisms and ecosystems. In addition, you will be able to specialize on a topic of your choosing.
One example of such a topic is tropical ecology, where you will learn about the biology and ecology of the tropics as well as current challenges in tropical ecology like habitat destruction and biodiversity decline. Other topics could be entomology, restauration ecology, behavioural and population ecology, landscape ecology etc.