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.
You choose between two specialisations:
Tropical ecology and management of natural resources
General ecology 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 and have an up-to-date knowledge about global change and its impact on organisms and ecosystems.
The specialization in Tropical ecology and management of natural resources will give you solid knowledge about the biology and ecology of the tropics. It addresses current challenges in tropical ecology like habitat destruction and biodiversity decline. Here the interrelationships between poverty, land-use and nature conservation are central. You will learn about some of the most spectacular areas on earth, and will collect field data in Africa, Asia or Latin America.