Cognitive: Understanding sustainability and sustainable use of natural resources. Understanding environmental problems and their relations with management. Applying ecological theory and knowledge in principles of sustainable ecosystem management. Bacic princimples of biodiveristy conservation. Development of criteria and presentation of various examples on methodologies and tools applied for biomonitoring, managing natural areas and for assessing the efficiency of protected areas.
Affective: Raising awareness for environmental conservation issues, including sustainable living and sustainable use/management of natural resources.
Skills: Recognition of environmental problems in the field, evaluation and proposing alternative sustainable management scenarios. Oganizing management plans. Debating the methods and tools used for biodiversity conservation.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Global human population increase, use/overexploitation of natural resources. The concept and challenge of sustainability / sustainable development. Ecosystem services. Principles of population and ecosystem management. Conservation management tools (biomonitoring, population management, protected areas, ecosystem restoration)
Biodiversity indices, biomonitoring, assessing pressures and threats to biodiversity, management plans, debates on conservation biology issues (e.g. deextinction, ecotourism, culling)
Biomonitoring, assessing pressures and threats to biodiversity
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Primack R., Μ. Αριανούτσου, Π. Δημητρακόπουλος, Ι. Διαμαντόπουλος, Ε. Βαλάκος, Π. Παφίλης και Ι. Παντής (2017) Βιολογία της Διατήρησης: Μια εισαγωγή, University Studio Press