|Module label||Practice of Nature Conservation|
|Credit points||9.0 KP|
|Faculty/Institute||Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences|
|Used in course of study||
Completed ecology-oriented Bachelor course
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
With the successful completion of the module the students will gain a general and advanced knowledge of crucial approaches and instruments of nature conservation in Germany and Europe, especially of the implementation of large protected areas (NSG, biosphere reserve, national park etc.), of maintenance/management projects and measures as well as of approaches to their integration into nature conservation and regional development strategies (via agriculture, tourism etc.) in co-operation with national park administrative authorities and other relevant actors. Additionally, the module gives basic skills in developing ecological connectivity systems (example dragonflies) as well as in developing and implementing approaches to ecological planning inside and outside the nature reserves.
Ranking/position of the module within the course of studies: The module focuses on problems, methods, results, and analyses relevant to nature conservation and refers to corresponding issues of modules in Bachelor courses as well as of basic modules in Master courses of Landscape Ecology.
a) Seminar "Protected areas and regional development": Survey of the most important types of large protected areas in Europe as well as current concepts of integrating the purposes of conservation with the tasks of regional development especially in peripheral rural areas
b) Seminar "Introduction to the German Nature Conservation Law": This course deals with some parts of the Nature Conservation Law of Germany and Lower Saxony and discusses their relevance to the actual Nature Conservation policy in Northwest-Germany. this seminar takes place in the winter term
c) Fieldcourse “Habitat connectivity": Theory of ecological connectivity including causes and impacts of fragmentation and isolation in nature-near biotopes; investigation of migration and dispersal behaviour in selected dragonfly species of ditch systems
d) Excursion "Protected areas": Presentation of a selected large protected area in Germany or Europe especially considering geographical, floristic, faunistic, historical, agricultural, and nature conservation aspects as well as aspects of landscape and economics
Amler, K. et al. (1999): Populationsbiologie in der Praxis. Stuttgart.
Corbet, Ph. S. (1999): Dragonflies: Behaviour and ecology of Odonata. Chichester.
Hammer, T. (ed., 2003): Großschutzgebiete - Instrumente nachhaltiger Entwicklung. München.
Jedicke, E. (1990): Biotopverbund. Stuttgart.
Jessel, B. & K. Tobias (2002): Ökologisch orientierte Planung. Stuttgart.
Köppel, J. et al. (1998): Praxis der Eingriffsregelung. Stuttgart.
Mose, I. (ed., 2007): Protected areas and regional development in Europe. Aldershot.
Sternberg, K. & R. Buchwald (1999/2000): Die Libellen Baden-Württembergs; 2 volumes. Stuttgart.
|Languages of instruction||German, English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Modullevel||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Modulart||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload attendance|
|Study trip||3.00||42 h|
|Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt||98 h|
|Examination||Prüfungszeiten||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
Before the end of the module
9 CP = graded oral examination (Mose/Buchwald), additionally active participation in both seminars