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300118 VO Conservation research in international practice - socio-ecological perspectives and implementation (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
MIXED
Tu 14.12. 17:00-19:00 Digital

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the new lockdown, the next November and December units of this lecture will be given digital/online only via Live-Stream on Moodle. The units will be recorded and uploaded afterwards on Moodle. This affects the units in November and December (23.11.; 30.11.; 07.12. and 14.12.). The times of the units will remain the same as originally announced – (Tuesday, 17:00-19:00pm). If the last two units in January will be possible hybrid again is unclear yet and will be decided and announced by beginning of the new year, latest on 7th January.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The lecture will take place ON-SITE in compliance with current COVID security regulations (see dates/room details). Further information can be found online under "COVID-19 information about university operations". The lecture is designed as an ON-SITE course and will also be recorded. The learning materials/slides and recordings of the lecture will be made available online via Moodle shortly before and after each lecture. Thus, in addition to the interactive ON-SITE course, there is also the possibility to participate in a reduced/digital form of the lecture. Attendance at the lecture is not mandatory but recommended due to the interactive nature of the course.

IMPORTANT: Please inform yourself before the individual dates of the lecture about the place and time of the lecture since adjustments may be necessary due to COVID-security measures and/or students feedback (i.e.: changes between on-site or digital lectures). Changes will be announced at least one week in advance and will not affect the dates of the individual lectures.

Tuesday 05.10. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Tuesday 12.10. 17:00 - 19:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 19.10. 17:00 - 19:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 28.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Tuesday 09.11. 17:00 - 19:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 16.11. 17:00 - 19:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 23.11. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Tuesday 30.11. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Tuesday 07.12. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 17:00 - 19:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 18.01. 17:00 - 19:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides an overview of international conservation research in the context of socio-ecological opportunities and challenges that affect its practical implementation in biodiversity and ecosystem management. Basic concepts, methods and guidelines of international conservation research form the core content of the course. Through interactive and multimedia teaching content (including live polls; learning videos; e-scripts and e-learning via Moodle), as well as through extensive references to current examples from scientific and applied fields (including sustainable development, biodiversity management, debates from agroecology and conservation policy), this core content is deepened and made applicable to new research questions. The aim of the course is to present diverse empirical perspectives from these fields, as well as to convey the possibilities and differences of multidisciplinary approaches to international conservation science. The course is especially aimed at students who are interested in planning and implementing cross-disciplinary research projects in an international conservation science context, and who would like to orient themselves in this field.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (combinations of multiple-choice and open questions referring to the learning materials). If required and after personal consultation, the design of deviating/accessible learning and examination methods is possible. The examination will be held in English (questions and answers). Aids are not permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Overview of concepts, methods and guidelines of international conservation research (core content of the course). Students will be able to correctly classify, describe and compare the concepts and methods presented according to the learning materials (see also exam material). Attendance is not mandatory for this course - however, student attendance is recommended for participation in interactive, in-depth course content and the formation of integrated learning communities (see also notes on course dates and COVID security measures above). If required and after personal consultation, the design of deviating/accessible learning and examination methods is possible. The assessment is based on a point system (a total of 50 points can be achieved; a positive assessment starts at 26 points).

Examination topics

In a final, written exam, questions on the core content of the course are to be answered (combinations of multiple-choice and open questions referring to the learning materials provided via Moodle). Students are given several questions in which they are expected to correctly match, describe, and compare the concepts and methods presented according to the learning materials. Additional and interactive learning content is used to enliven the course and reinforce the core content, but is not part of the exam material. Information on how to prepare for the exam will be given and questions answered several times during the course. If required and after personal consultation, the design of deviating/accessible learning and examination methods is possible. The examination will be held in English (questions and answers). Aids are not permitted.

Reading list

The slides for the course as well as in-depth literature and source references will be made available via e-scripts and the e-learning platform Moodle.

Association in the course directory

MNB 2, MEC-9, M-WZB, MBO 7, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04, MNB1

Last modified: Mo 22.11.2021 07:09