Within the course in landscape ecology you will study how landscape changes affect ecosystems and species distributions. We specially emphasise conservation of species diversity in changing environments. You will gain insight into different methods and tools to analyse landscape effects on different organisms. The course will highlighting major theories in landscape ecology and how to design landscape ecological experiments with the aim to understand ecological processes at landscape scales. An additional aim of the course is to understand how political decisions, economy and physical geography have influenced, and is influencing, landscape configuration. To deepen your scientific understanding you will read and critically discuss different scientific papers in seminars and workshops.

The course is given in English if non Swedish speaking students attend the course.

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Autumn term, period A-B. Study tempo 100%.


Competence equivalent to at least 90 ECTS credits in any of, or in a combination of, the main fields of biology, biology-earth sciences, geography, Earth sciences and environmental sciences.

Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.


Application period for autumn term: 15 March until 15 April.

• Applications are made via universityadmissions.se

This also applies to master's students who are going to apply for optional courses within a program.