At the end of the course the students will be able to:
Ecology is the integrated study of organisms in their biotope, and thus requires knowledge on the abiotic environment. The GEE specialization allows biology students in the BEC Master to gather a complementary training in geographic and environmental sciences resulting in a synthetic view of ecosystems. The main aim of the GEE specilisation is thus to provide the students with the necessary theoretical and methodological skills, and associated way of thinking, to solve complex problems and conduct advanced fundamental and applied studies in ecology and conservation.
In addition to the biology-oriented courses offered in the BEC Master's programme, GEE students will have opportunities to learn complementary elements about aquatic (glaciers, rivers and lakes) and terrestrial (including soils) ecosystems, especially in mountain areas, using field (e.g., sampling), laboratory (e.g. biogeochemistry) and quantitative (e.g., time series, remote sensing, machine learning) methods.
Acquiring these complementary skills will ultimately allow the students to get an integrated and interdisciplinary view of ecosystems and solve complex fundamental and applied ecological problems.
In the GEE program, the students will be able to acquire the following kmowledge and skills:
a good theoretical basis in various ecological and geo-environmental sciences
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