Biology: Biodiversity and Sustainability
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This research-oriented master specialisation offers students in-depth knowledge on relationships between biodiversity and society. The critical importance of biodiversity and the services provided by nature for our society is increasingly endorsed by national and international conventions. However, to implement the right policy measures for creating a sustainable society, a much better understanding of the biological processes involved is essential. This master specialisation aims to discuss and answer societal relevant biological questions for instance on the amount of biodiversity we need to ensure that nature functions well and how we can optimize ecosystem functioning and biodiversity for a sustainable society. By using ‘sustainability’ as a guiding principle, the programme provides students with an academic attitude by stimulating reflective, independent and creative thinking to support, conserve and manage biodiversity and sustainable ecosystem services. This master specialisation prepares students for a PhD programme and/or for research positions at universities or research institutes and for positions at governmental organisations and consultancy agencies.
Coordinator: Prof dr. P. van Bodegom
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This MSc specialisation will start on Monday 31 August, 2020 at the Sylvius Laboratory, with an information lecture.