Global Ecosystem Dynamics

NGEN17

This course covers ecosystem processes in natural, managed and urban ecosystems. The course includes exercises with analysis of ecosystem development over time in relation to biotic and abiotic processes, and human impact including land use and climate change. An interdisciplinary perspective is applied to assess interactions between local, regional and global driving forces and changes.

After taking the course, you will be able to identify and define how ecosystem processes are influenced by direct and indirect climate effects, and by different actors and their need of ecosystem services. The first part of the course consists of lectures and exercises, and the second part is a literature-based project that will be based on your own ideas and interests within global ecosystem dynamics.